May 14, 2016
Directed by Michel Ocelot
Rated Not Rated, 84 min. - subtitled
Underwritten by Park City Orthodontics
Screening at the Jim Santy Auditorium, Park City Library and Summit County Library - Kimball Junction.
Tales of the Night is renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar)ís first foray into 3D animation. A hit at the Berlin Film Festival, the film extends the earlier shadow puppet style of Ocelotís Princes and Princesses, with black silhouetted characters set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns Ė the subtle use of 3D creating a diorama-like effect.
The film 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 Ocelotís storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to enchanted lands full of dragons, werewolves, captive princesses, sorcerers, and enormous talking bees Ė and each fable ends with its own ironic twist. The film will be screened in French with English subtitles.
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