Four tales that will enchant you
- Date: October 21 at 10:30 AM
- Venue: National Gallery of Art - East Building Auditorium
- Animated Feature Film
- In French with English subtitles
- Age: 10+
- Duration: 57 mins.
- Directed by Michel Ocelot
What it is about...
A young girl who lives in a monster-fearing underground community gains the courage to face her fears and challenge her society in “The Mistress of the Monsters.” A poor Persian boy becomes apprentice to a powerful enchanter, only to learn of his dastardly ulterior motives in “The Sorcerer’s Pupil.” A put-upon ward on a pirate ship outsmarts his captain during a stop in India in “The Ship’s Boy and His Cat.” And the son of a dying Russian tsar races against time to find a cursed princess in “Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess.” These are the four enchanting tales imagined, conceived, and designed by three people―a boy, a girl, and an old technician―who meet nightly at a dilapidated movie theater and share stories. As they consider the morals and gender ramifications of each yarn they’d like to spin, each tale comes alive as expressive silhouettes in front of opulent, country-specific backgrounds. Celebrated director Michel Ocelot (Tales of the Night) does it again, infusing these deeply rooted archetypes and fables with life, verve, and his gorgeous animation style.
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