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Tales Of The Night

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 5:00p to 6:25p
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA

Tales of the Night (Les contes de la nuit) by Michel Ocelot (France, 2011, 84 min.). Weaving together six exotic locales, ranging from Tibet and Medieval Europe to an Aztec Kingdom and the Land of the Dead, Michel Ocelot blends history with fairytale as he whisks viewers away to enchanted lands full of dragons, werewolves, captive princesses, sorcerers, and enormous talking bees, all drawn with breathtaking beauty and color."A delight! This playful collection of fairytales has charm in spades!" (Time… Show more

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Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300
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November 13, 2012 - Boston.com - By Ty Burr, Globe Staff

Graphic arts grad students and young fans of multi-culti fairy tales are the most likely audiences for “Tales of the Night,” the new — and somewhat disappointing — animated wonder from French visionary Michel Ocelot. Ocelot was last seen in these parts with 2006’s “Azur & Asmar,” a story of young princely frenemies that had the stately dazzle of an illuminated manuscript. “Tales,” which (as the title suggests) is an “Arabian Nights”-style omnibus, has similarly eye-bending backgrounds but a creatively monochromatic foreground that comes to feel like a limitation.

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November 13, 2012 - Boston.com - By Ty Burr, Globe Staff

Graphic arts grad students and young fans of multi-culti fairy tales are the most likely audiences for “Tales of the Night,” the new — and somewhat disappointing — animated wonder from French visionary Michel Ocelot. Ocelot was last seen in these parts with 2006’s “Azur & Asmar,” a story of young princely frenemies that had the stately dazzle of an illuminated manuscript. “Tales,” which (as the title suggests) is an “Arabian Nights”-style omnibus, has similarly eye-bending backgrounds but a creatively monochromatic foreground that comes to feel like a limitation.

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