Les contes de la nuit (3D) (Tales of the Night)

de Michel Ocelot



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.


Michel Ocelot

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).

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: French