A dilapidated old cinema harbors a secret of magic and make-believe, as two young children and an elderly technician discover. A 3-D film from Michel Ocelot, director of the Kirikou series and Azur & Asmar.
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Lovely silhouette animation. However these fairy-tales from around the world feel uncomfortably thrust together, and the unifying device of the elderly man and young siblings can't hide the fact that these vignettes weren't originally conceived as a solitary work. Watching more than a couple of the tales at a time felt cloying. 3-stars.