Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (Azur et Asmar)
Sat, Sep 23, 03:00 PM, K16-DTFree screening Limited capacity
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Once upon a time there were two children nursed by the same woman, Jenane. Jenane’s son, dark-haired, dark-eyed Asmar, and Azur, the blonde, blue-eyed son of a nobleman, were as close as brothers. They grew up with Jenane’s tales of the Djinn-fairy awaiting release by a heroic prince, before Azur’s father brutally separated the boys.
Still obsessed with the Djinn-fairy, grown Azur ventures to find Asmar years later, and finds that he too longs for the release of the Djinn-fairy. The two youths turn rivals as they compete for the same quest.
About the Director
Born in 1943, Michael Ocelot is a French writer, artist and filmmaker. After studying art, he explored a variety of animation techniques by directing short films during his vacations. Ocelot went on to direct the animated series Les Aventures de Gédéon (1976) before working on his first professional short Les Trois Inventeurs (1979), earning him a BAFTA. Since then, he committed to write and do the artwork of all his creations, including several award-winning animated shorts and TV series. He is best known for his first feature, the box-office and critical success Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998).
- Michel Ocelot
- Michel Ocelot
- Christophe Rossignon
- Production Designer
- Anne-Lise Koehler
- Gabriel Yared
- Sales Company
- Production Company
- Nord-Ouest Productions
- Cyril Mourali, Karim M'Riba, Hiam Abbass