The French Institute Alliance Française announced the 2019 Animation First festival, showcasing the vast history, enduring ingenuity, and diversity of French animation.
Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess
NAME OF FILM: IVAN TSAREVITCH AND THE CHANGING PRINCESS
DIRECTOR(S): Michel Ocelot
STARRING: Marine Griset, Julien Béramis, Michel Elias
GENRE: Animation Film
SYNOPSIS: Using his gorgeous trademark silhouetted style, Michel Ocelot conjures far-away lands of Indian palaces and Slavic castles in this film, named after a figure from Russian folklore. Two children meet nightly with an old cinema projectionist, and together they let their imaginations run wild, becoming adventurers in their own fairy tales. With delightful and delicate images, Ocelot plays with the traditional codes of fairy tales and re-invents them, subtly probing gender stereotypes. Whimsical and beautifully crafted, Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess possesses both a childlike sense of wonder and striking sophistication.
From April 7 through 23, TIFF Bell Lightbox welcomes the next generation of film lovers for the 20th anniversary of TIFF Kids, the premier festival for children ages 3 to 13.