Kirikou and the Sorceress
DIRECTOR: MICHEL OCELOT AND RAYMOND BURLET
CAST: DOUDOU GUEYE THIAW, MAIMOUNA N'DIAYE, AWA SENE SARR
West African folklore provides the story elements for Ocelot’s gorgeous, lapidary animated fantasy, which follows baby Kirikou who, though only a newborn, has to protect his village from the machinations of a wicked and very powerful witch. Senegalese composer Youssou N’Dour provides the superlative soundtrack for this ultra-detailed fable, an exhilarating, magical audio-visual feast that shines from scene to scene as only a true labor of love can.
Kirikou and the Sorceress is screening as part of the Playtime: Family Matinee series.