Enchanting folk tale with toddler hero, for all ages. Read Common Sense Media’s Kirikou and the Sorceress review, age rating, and parents guide. Any summary of Kirikou And The Sorceress makes it sound like another animated fable about an exceptional, adventuring hero. But by. Philippe Moins reviews Michel Ocelot’s first feature film Kirikou and the Sorceress . Despite trials and tribulations, it is a charming success.

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International Young Audience Film Festival. John Ballantine Super Reviewer. Written and directed by Michel Ocelot tells the history of Kiriku, a very small boy who already spoke when still in his mother belly.

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A model attribution edit summary using German: Kitikou enable Javascript to use Kanopy! Kirikou and the Sorceress also features an original score by acclaimed Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour.

Karaba is a proud and cruel woman, surrounded by obediant and formidable fetishes. Kirikou and the Sorceress’s surprising honesty about the banality of evil makes the movie — even with all its magic — feel truly authentic. Personalize Common Sense for your family.

A bit scary for age 5 I personally didn’t think this would have been that scary for my 5 sorrceress old daughter.

Their families are rivals and when their relationship is discovered, conflict is inevitable. Based on his conversations with women involved in polygamist relationships, he illustrates – to very funny effects – the daily life of two persons – in this case two men -….

Or the way, in the final confrontation, the angry villagers stand and threaten Kirikou and Karaba from the shadows, but when his mother sedately moves forward to examine him, she steps across a sharp line and into the light. February 18, On DVD or streaming: Along the way, he encounters friends and foes including a skunk, a waterfall-draining monster, and a wise man on a magic mountain.


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This charming animated feature is a welcome antidote to the relentless cutesiness inherent in so many child-oriented toons. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.

His mother tells him that an evil sorceress has dried sorcerwss their spring and devoured all the males of the village except for one. Kirikou is kirkkou unlikely hero for American viewers because of all the reasons that make him an unlikely hero to the people around him: Released in France at the same time as The Prince of Egyptand shortly after MulanKirikou was not crushed by the competition as some had predicted — quite the contrary.

Families can talk about how art and the music in this animated film from France and Belgium differs from the art and music in American animated films?

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Just like an actual kid, he periodically wears himself out with his ambition, finding the world too big and people too unwelcoming. This production provides an introduction to African znd, music, culture, and the structure of tribal communities.

But he’s not a normal boy, because he knows what he wants very well. Opening sequence depicts the outline of a mother ready to give birth. I like the story and the art work is absolutely beautiful.

His mother yhe him how an evil sorceress has dried up their spring and devoured all males of the village except of one.

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Philippe Moins is co-director of the Animation Festival of Brussels.

Questions-Answers —Why does Karaba have a thorn sticking out of her spine? View a machine-translated version of the French article. Get it now on Searching for streaming and purchasing options Ouagadougou, its buildings and shantytowns Despite trials and tribulations, it is a charming success. Hayao Miyazaki — The Interview. Wealth in a modern town and poverty in the suburbs. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality.

Learn more More Like This. This animated film exquisitely recounts the tale of tiny Kirikou born in an African village in which Karaba the Sorceress has placed a terrible curse. Kirikou and the Sorceress French: After learning that his parents’ village is being threatened by a sorceress with a taste for human flesh, Kirikou leaps into action to save the day, encountering friends and foes along the way, including a monster who can drain waterfalls and lakes with his enormous thirst and a wise man living on a magic mountain.

And so, a very small fellow comes into the world, cuts the umbilical cord himself, and declares, “My name is Kirikou. Many of the woman in Kirikou’s village don’t have clothes over their breasts and at the end there is Through Fousseini — a Muslim firmly attached to his faith and traditions – and his family Haramuya draws a picture of Ouagadougou in the traps of modernism and traditionalism.