Filmfest 2017

German Age Rating

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Every night, a girl, a boy and an old technician meet in a derelict little theater full of wonders. The three friends invent, gather information, draw, dress up, and become the heroes of a new story. From the depths of the earth to the Far East, they compete with great imagination to embody princesses and adventurers: "The Monsters' Mistress", "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", "The Ship's Boy and the She-Cat" and "Ivan Tsarevich And the Changing Princess".

This film will also be screened as part of the Kinderfilmfest in the Gasteig on Wed. June 28 at 3 p.m. (Carl Orff Hall) and Fri. June 30 at 9 a.m. (Carl Amery Hall).

tags: Animation, Art, fairy tale, Theatre, Vampire/Zombie/Creature/Aliens


Screenplay: Michel Ocelot

Film Editor: Patrick Ducruet

Composer: Christian Maire

Sound: Séverin Favriau, Stéphane Thiébaut

Producer: Christophe Rossignon

Production Company: Nord-Ouest Films

Co-Producer: Philip Boeffard

Co-Production Company: StudioCanal

Director: Michel Ocelot


Born on the French Riviera, Michel Ocelot spent his childhood in Guinea and in the Loire valley, then settled in Paris. He has dedicated his entire career to film animation. He writes and designs all his films. He directed short films THE 3 INVENTORS (BAFTA for Best Animated Film 1980), followed by THE LEGEND OF THE POOR HUNCHBACK (César for Best Animated Shor t1983). In 1998, Michel Ocelot became known to the general public with the success of his first feature, KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS. He then released PRINCES AND PRINCESSES, using cut-out animation, and KIRIKOU AND THE WILD BEASTS, co-directed with Bénédicte Galup. His fourth feature, AZUR & ASMAR (2007), another fairy tale set on either side of the Mediterranean, was selected for the Cannes Director's Fortnight. In late 2008, he released a compilation DVD of his short films, THE HIDDEN TREASURES OF MICHEL OCELOT, his life and work before KIRIKOU. In July 2011, his first 3D silhouette film was released, TALES OF THE NIGHT, the only French feature selected for competition at the 61st Berlin Film Festival. In 2012, Michel Ocelot completed KIRIKOU AND THE MEN AND WOMEN. He is currently working on a new feature film, set in Belle Époque Paris.