Tales of the Night

Director: Michel Ocelot
Country: France
Year: 2011
Running Time: 84 min.
Language: French

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Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, the African plains, and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot’s storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to enchanted lands full of dragons, werewolves, captive princesses, sorcerers, and enormous talking bees – and each fable ends with its own ironic twist.

About the Director

Michel Ocelot

Biography: Michel Ocelot is a French writer, character designer, storyboard artist, and director of animated films and television programs (formerly also animator, background artist, narrator, and other roles in earlier works) and a former president of the International Animated Film Association. Though best known for his 1998 début feature Kirikou and the Sorceress, his earlier films and television work had already won Césars and British Academy Film Awards among others and he was made a chevalier of the Légion d’honneur on 23 October 2009, presented to him by Agnès Varda who had been promoted to commandeur earlier the same year.

(Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Ocelot)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Kirikou and the Sorceress [Kirikou et la sorcière] (1998, 2015);
Kirikou and the Wild Beasts [Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages] (Michel Ocelot & Benedicte Galup – 2005, 2016);
Azur and Asmar [Azur et Asmar] (2006);
Tales of the Night (2011).

Filmography:
Le Tabac (1974);
Gédéon (1976);
Les 3 Inventeurs (1980);
La Légende du pauvre bossu (1982);
La Princesse insensible (1983);
Les Quatre voeux (1987);
Ciné si (1988 – TV series);
Les Contes de la nuit (1992 – TV series);
Kirikou et la sorcière (1998);
Princes et princesses (2000);
Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages (Michel Ocelot & Benedicte Galup – 2005);
Azur et Asmar (2006);
Tales of the Night (2011).