Tales of the Night: Family Programs Film Screening

Screenings at 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm in lieu of Family Sundays Studio Art-Making.

Animation, Michel Ocelot, France, 2011, 84 min

Tales of the Night is renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the SorceressAzur & Asmar)'s first foray into 3D animation. A hit at the Berlin Film Festival, the film 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 subtle use of 3D creating a diorama-like effect.

The film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, the African plains, and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot’s storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to enchanted lands full of dragons, werewolves, captive princesses, sorcerers, and enormous talking bees - and each fable ends with its own ironic twist. 

Click here to view the trailer.

When:
Sunday, December 1, 2013. 12:00 PM.
Approximate duration of 4.0 hour(s).
Where:
Cantor Auditorium, 328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 (Map)
Sponsor:
Cantor Arts Center
Contact:
723-4177
michelleho@stanford.edu
Admission:

FREE

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Tags:
performance, arts, music, drama, visual-arts, film, international, humanities
Permalink:
http://events.stanford.edu/events/406/40629

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