Michel Ocelot, France, 2011, 84 min., French (Hi-Pointe) & English (Washington U.)
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m., Hi-Pointe (in 3D)
"Tales of the Night" by renowned animator Michel Ocelot ("Kirikou and the Sorceress," "Azur & Asmar") extends the earlier shadow-puppet style of Ocelot's "Princes and Princesses," with black silhouetted characters set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns. The film weaves together six exotic fables that each unfold in a unique locale, including Tibet, medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, the African plains, and even the Land of the Dead. History blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to enchanted lands full of dragons, werewolves, captive princesses, sorcerers, and enormous talking bees, with each fable ending with its own ironic twist.
Hi-Pointe Theatre (View)
1005 McCausland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63117