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Kirikou and the Sorceress

Kirikou and the Sorceress

Kirikou and the Sorceress

1998 / 71min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: MICHEL OCELOT AND RAYMOND BURLET

CAST: DOUDOU GUEYE THIAW, MAIMOUNA N'DIAYE, AWA SENE SARR

West African folklore provides the story elements for Ocelot’s gorgeous, lapidary animated fantasy, which follows baby Kirikou who, though only a newborn, has to protect his village from the machinations of a wicked and very powerful witch. Senegalese composer Youssou N’Dour provides the superlative soundtrack for this ultra-detailed fable, an exhilarating, magical audio-visual feast that shines from scene to scene as only a true labor of love can.

Kirikou and the Sorceress is screening as part of the Playtime: Family Matinee series.