Tales of the Night

Showed at Images 12/15/2012

Local puppet artist David Lane will introduce both screenings of the film

Film will screen in 3D. Tickets are $8

Dubbed in English

Tales of the Night is renowned animation auteur Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar)'s first foray into 3D animation. A hit at the Berlin Film Festival, the film extends the earlier shadow puppet style of Ocelot’s Princes and Princesses, with black silhouetted characters set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns – the subtle use of 3D creating a diorama-like effect.

The film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, the African plains, and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot’s storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to enchanted lands full of dragons, werewolves, captive princesses, sorcerers, and enormous talking bees - and each fable ends with its own ironic twist.

David Lane is a painter, sculptor, puppeteer and director based in the Berkshires. His street performances of Punch and Judy toured coast to coast in the both the US and Canada including a day at Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors Festival. Currently he teaches theatrical design at BCC and is the Co-Director of the New England Puppet Intensive.

  • Director: Michael Ocelot
  • Rating: For ages 6 and up.
  • Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
  • Genre: Animation

“Glorious! Michel Ocelot's ravishing animation and magical storytelling is a delight from start to finish!”

– Empire