"Kirikou and the Sorceress"
Directed by Michel Ocelot
Anyone who wants proof that Disney is not the final
word in animation need only watch this exceptional work of art - one of the
best reviewed animated features of recent years. Based on West African
folklore, it is the story of a remarkable baby boy who is born with the
ability to speak, amazing intelligence, resourcefulness, and incredible
physical abilities. His gifts come in handy when he tries to undo the deadly
curses the sorceress Karaba has placed on his village. "Kirikou
features an extraordinary original musical score by Senegalese music icon
Youssou N'Dour, the vocal talents of South Africa's finest performers, and a
visual style that combines the glorious heritage of West African art with
the playful dreamscapes of Henri Rousseau's unique visions" (Farrah Turenne,
N'Digo). Winner of the Children's and Adult Jury Prizes for Best
Animated Feature at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival.