KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS
Anyone who wants proof that Disney is not the final word in animation need only watch this exceptional work of art--one of the best reviewed animated features of recent years. Based on West African folklore, it is the story of a remarkable baby boy who is born with the ability to speak, amazing intelligence, resourcefulness, and incredible physical abilities. His gifts come in handy when he tries to undo the deadly curses the sorceress Karaba has placed on his village. "
features an extraordinary original musical score by Senegalese music icon Youssou N'Dour, the vocal talents of South Africa's finest performers, and a visual style that combines the glorious heritage of West African art with the playful dreamscapes of Henri Rousseau's unique visions" (Farrah Turenne,
). Winner of the Children's and Adult Jury Prizes for Best Animated Feature at the Chicago Children's International Film Festival.
Michel Ocelot---France/Belgium/Luxembourg---1998---74 mins.
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