Director and animator Michel Ocelot stated that “I have discovered something rather agreeable: I am a sorcerer. I have two powers; that of producing beauty, and that of creating characters and actions that do not exist, yet which take us on a journey through different worlds, as if on a magic carpet”. Born from this irrepressible urge to create is Les contes de la nuit, the story of a girl, a boy and an old man who meet every night at a small movie theater to invent marvelous stories. Les contes de la nuit plays with two dimensions and 3D, with darkness and with intense colors, allowing us to relive the pleasure of a good story.
Villefranche-sur-Mer, Côte d’Azur, 1943. He was raised in Guinea and as a teenager he worked at a puppet theater. He studied Fine Arts in Paris and Los Angeles. After making different animated shorts and pieces for television, he directed his first feature length film, Kirikou et la sorcière (98).
Cast & Crew:
Director: Michel Ocelot
Producció: Christophe Rossignon, Philip Boëffard
Guió: Michel Ocelot
Disseny de personatges: Eric Serre, Léo Silly Pelissier, Alice Bouchier
Disseny de fons: Rodolph Chabrier, Matilde Germi
Muntatge: Patrick Ducruet
Música: Christian Maire
So: Séverin Favriau
Veus: Julien Béramis, Marine Griset, Michel Elias, Olivier Claverie, Isabelle Guiard