Kirikou And The Sorceress Rating: U 5+
- 74 mins
When the tiny, headstrong Kirikou is ready to be born, he demands: "Mother, bring me into the world" - and, in this wonderfully original animated movie, he never loses his hunger for life. Based on an old African fairy tale, the film explains how Kirikou sets off from his home village into the beautiful but dangerous African landscape in order to rid his fellow villagers of an evil sorceress who is ruining their lives. A magical experience quite unlike the animated movies offered by Hollywood - its opening scene of a child being born might need a little careful handling with a mixed group of KS1 Film Club members, but they will also find the story and characters totally enchanting. Originally made in French, this film has been dubbed into English.