Azur and Asmar: The Princess' Quest (France)

Directed by Michel Ocelot

2006, 90 min.

In English

Azur and Asmar is another remarkable animated film from Michel Ocelot, director of Kirikou and the Sorceress and Kirikou and the Wild Beasts, both Family Film Day favorites. Azur, the blond, blue-eyed prince, and Asmar, the black-eyed, brown-skinned son of the woman who is Azur's nursemaid, are brought up like brothers. Long after the children are separated, Azur remains haunted by the stories Asmar's mother told them of the Djinn Fairy locked away in a land across the seas. So begins his quest to find and rescue the Djinn Fairy. Along the way he discovers a beautiful and mysterious country (which could be Morocco) and is reunited with Asmar and his mother.

Recommended for children from ages 5/6. Rated PG.

Hosted by Baba Wagué Diakité, Malian artist and storyteller.

Cosponsored by Catlin Gabel School and the Portland French School.