Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead. From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot.
Two men, a painter and a poor guy, have to cross over Paris by night during World War II and to deliver black market meat. As they walk along dark Parisian streets, they encounter various ... See full summary »
Angela and her young son Guille travel to the big city to see Leo, her father and the boy's grandfather, when he suddenly takes ill. However, they arrive to discover that he has just passed... See full summary »
When an old airport janitor finds a captain's hat in the trash, he gets pulled into the lives of children in his poor neighborhood. He weaves imaginary stories of his world adventures to offer hope in the face of their harsh reality.
Two estranged brothers, traveling in a classically restored Morgan convertible, are obliged to deliver their father's ashes to his hometown in Calabria. Genziano (co-writer Marco Bonini) ... See full summary »
Armand, a man who sells farm machines in the country, is a popular middle-aged homosexual. Just as he was getting sick of life, he falls in love with a young girl called, Curlie, and goes on the run from her parents and the police.
Claire is a single mom raising Marius, 12, and Zoë, 8. Her scant income is barely enough to keep her children from being taken away by Social Services. When Marius is hit by a car -- albeit... See full summary »
Kiriku is a beautiful 2D French animation in five tails that unveil the everyday life at a small village in Africa. In all of them, the little kid Kiriku shows up his smartness and kindness to help his people and even some unexpected visitors. In the first one, Kiriku figures out a way to help a fat woman that needs to fix her home's roof; in the second he tricks the fearsome witch who lives near the village, to find the whereabouts of the missing elder; in the third tail Kiriku and the other children spot a mysterious blue creature and so they try to figure out what it is; the next tail shows a storyteller old woman that come by the village; and in the last one the wind whips the village bringing all the noise directly to the ears of the witch, so Kiriku has to make two babies stop crying and his mommy teaches him a magic way to perform this trick. This movie is extremely cool and it brings a lively impression of "otherness", but deprived of "exoticism". A nice option for kids and sensitive grown people.
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