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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

The Black Pharaoh, the Savage and the Princess (Le Pharaon, le sauvage et la princesse)

Michel Ocelot


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Director's Biography

In 1998, French director Michel Ocelot found success with his first feature-length f ilm, Kirikou and the Sorceress, which was followed by the cut-out animation feature Princes and Princesses (2000) and Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (co-director, 2005). Ocelot’s other films include Azur & Asmar (2007), which was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at the Festival de Cannes, Tales of the Night (2011), which was screened in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival, Kirikou and the Men and Women (2012), Dilili in Paris (2019), which won the César Award for Best Animated Film, and The Black Pharaoh, the Savage and the Princess (2022).

Fri 11 / 15h00 / Le Colisée
Fri 18 / 10h00 / Le Colisée

Three tales, three ages, three worlds populated by splendid gods, revolting tyrants, cheerful vigilantes and cunning lovers all in an explosion of colour. In Ancient Egypt, a young king becomes the first pharaoh to deserve the hand of his loved one. During the Middle Ages in France, a mysterious wild boy steals from the rich to give to the poor. And in eighteenth-century Turkey, a prince of pastries and a princess of roses escape, so they can live as they please.

Director : Michel Ocelot
Producer : Christophe Rossignon, Eve Machuel, Philip Boeffard
Screenwriter : Michel Ocelot
Cinematographer : Graphics Michel Ocelot
Production Designer : Thierry Buron
Editor : Valentin Durning
Sound : Victor Praud, Séverin Favriau, Stéphane Thiebaut
Music : Pascal Le Pennec

Aïssa Maïga, Oscar Lesage, Claire de a Rüe, Didier Sandre, Serge Bagdassarian

Production Company : Nord-Ouest Films
International Sales : Playtime