A French delight

As part of ‘Cine Forum Melies, ‘Kirikou & the Sorceress’ (‘Kirikou et la socière’), a 1998 animation feature film written and directed by Michel Ocelot, will be screened on January 28, 7 pm at Alliance Française auditorium. It is one hour and 18 minutes long.

In a little village somewhere in West Africa, a boy named Kirikou is born in a spectacular way. But he’s not a normal boy, since he can speak and walk immediately after being born. He is also very determined.

His mother tells him that an evil sorceress has dried up their spring and devoured all the males of the village except for one. Hence the tiny Kirikou decides to accompany the last warrior, his uncle, to visit the sorceress. Kirikou tricks the sorceress and saves his uncle, by waiting inside his uncle’s hat and pretending that it was magic. He saved the children from being kidnapped by the sorceress’ boat, which sped off towards Karaba, and saved them later again from the sorceress’ tree, which closed it branches, and once again sped off towards Karaba. Entry is free.

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