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Kirikou and the Sorceress

Kirikou et la sorcière

Directed by Michel Ocelot
Belgium, Luxembourg, 1998
Animation, Drama

Synopsis

In a little village somewhere in Africa, a boy named Kirikou is born. But he’s not a normal boy, because he knows what he wants very well. Also he already can speak and walk. His mother tells him how an evil sorceress has dried up their spring and devoured all males of the village except of one…

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Kirikou and the Sorceress Directed by Michel Ocelot

Awards & Festivals

Cartagena Film Festival

2000 | Winner: Prize of the Children's Cinema Competition Jury

Critics reviews

The choice to include Kirikou alongside hard-charging enforcers of the Blade variety appears surprising at first, but quickly makes sense: One of the main ambitions of the program is to redefine our traditional, conservative conception of what a superhero is or can be, and the naked Kirikou is nothing if not a defier of expectations.
February 06, 2018
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