kirikou and the sorceress

Michel Ocelot
74 minutes, France, 1999, 35mm, French with English subtitles

kirikou and the sorceress
Image: Kirikou and the Sorceress

French-produced animated feature based on the West African folk tales of Kirikou, a plucky infant who takes on the powerful sorceress Karaba, in a beautifully animated story that features the joyous rhythms of Senegalese musician, Youssou N'Dour.

Tiny Kirikou is born in a village that has been cursed by the ruthless sorceress, Karaba. Everyone in the village fears Karaba except for the independent-minded Kirikou who, despite his size, sets off on an adventure to discover why Karaba is so wicked. Little Kirikou is funny, clever and far braver than any of the grown-ups in his village as he hatches a plan that takes him on a voyage to meet the only person who knows Karaba's secret, the Wise Man of the Mountain.

Winner of the Adult and Children's Jury Awards for Best Animation at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. Ideal for ages 8 and up (although littlies are sure to be captivated by the music and wonderfully vivid style of animation).

Dates   Tuesday 6 April - Thursday 8 April 2004, 1.30pm
Saturday 10 April - Friday 16 April 2004, 1.30pm
(No screenings Good Friday)
Admission   All tickets $4
  • part of kids' flicks
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