Kirikou and the Sorceress

Director: Michel Ocelot
Countries: Senegal/France
Year: 2015
Running Time: 90 min.
Language: English, French and Wolof with English subtitles

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The tiny Kirikou is born into an African village upon which a sorceress called Karaba has cast a terrible spell: the spring has dried up, the villagers are being blackmailed, the men of the village have either been kidnapped or have mysteriously disappeared. He wants to rid the village of the curse so he goes on a voyage to the Forbidden Mountain, where the Wise Man of the Mountain, who knows of Karaba and her secrets, awaits him.

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).