Kirikou and the Sorceress
Directed by: Michel Ocelot
France, 1998
74 Min  | Subtitles in Hebrew

A little voice is heard from inside the womb of a pregnant woman: "Mother give me birth". "A child who can speak from his mother's womb can give birth to himself", replies the mother. And so a little boy is born, cuts his umbilical cord and declares: "My name is Kirikou". The tiny Kirkou is born in an African village, unto which a sorceress called Karaba has cast a terrible spell: the spring has dried up, the villagers are being ransomed, the men of the village have been eaten up by the sorceress.

Michel Ocelot – After studying art in France (the Beaux Arts in Angers, the Ecoles Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris) and in USA (Calif0ornia Institute of the Arts), he has devoted his professional life to animation films. His films, made for cinema and TV, won many international awards at such festival as Annecy, Zagreb, Ottawa and more. Elected president of ASIFA (the International Animation Film Association) in 1994, he was re-elected for a second term in 1997.


Screened at the 5th Arava International Film Festival (2016)

Director :
Michel Ocelot
Dominique Lefever
Animation studios: RILA Studios (Riga), EXIST Studios (Budapest)
Courtesy by:
Tamasa Distribution