ENGLISCH KIRIKOU ET LA SORCIÈRE / KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS
MO, 19.09., 6:30 PM
Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
Selection of language version via headphones – Original or German
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F 1999, Director: Michel Ocelot, 74 min., feature film, OV with English subtitles, released 0, recommended 8
Wunderkind Kirikou could speak since his birth and run incredibly fast. The evil sorceress Karaba has a firm grip on his village and its inhabitants. She made the only well run dry, and all the men who wanted to fight her have vanished without a trace. Now it’s up to little Kirikou to triumph over Karaba. He sets out on the dangerous route to his wise grandfather, who should help him. This parable tells how Kirikou succeeds, through much love, intelligence, and perseverance, to break Karaba’s curse. The film also reminds grown-ups of how important it is to ceaselessly ask »Why« questions – just as children do. (LR)
Winner »Grand Prize«, Annecy International Animated Film Festival 1999
Inspired by “Lotte Reinigers papercuts“ Michel Ocelot watned to realise his own films. His short film La Légende du pauvre bossu (F 1982) got the national film award César in France. KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS is Ocelot’s feature debut. He shot two more films about Kiriku.
1980 Les 3 inventeurs / 1982 La légende du pauvre Bossu / 1992 La contes de la nuit / 1998 Kirikou et la sorcière / 2000 Princes et princesses / 2005 Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages / 2006 Azur et Asmar / 2012 Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes