Friday, May 13, 2005
Kirikou and the Sorceress
France 2000 / Dir Michel Ocelot
74 mins. Color animation, dubbed into English
Original soundtrack by Youssou N'Dour
Kirikou climbs out of his mother's womb and begins to question the tyranny of a sorceress in his African village. A strong child hero, a female villain whose evil is born of pain, and a traditional setting in which characters are frankly and unembarrassedly naked are among the many pleasures of this animated film.
The sorceress can be creepy for children under six, so pre-screen it and use your discretion.