NEW YORK, NY – Tales of the Night, a stunning new feature film by French filmmaker Michel Ocelot (Kiriko and the Sorceress; Azur & Asmar), will now be available to audiences of all ages at home. Through an agreement with the film’s theatrical distributor, GKIDS, Cinedigm Entertainment Group (CEG) will release the English-language version of Tales of the Night on January 29 on DVD/Blu-ray, preceded by an early cable VOD and digital release on January 8.
Tales of the Night extends the shadow puppet style of Ocelot’s earliest works, with black silhouetted characters set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns. The film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead:
“Storytelling is my language. When I do it, I’m in my element,” says Ocelot, who has won several major awards for his animated films. “I’ve always made little things in relief, cut-outs, collages, and so on. Technological advancements enabled me to return to a certain enchantment in my early work.” Tales of the Night was nominated for a Golden Berlin Bear at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival before opening theatrically in 3D in the U.S. in September 2012.
The release of Tales of the Night on home entertainment platforms marks the continuation of a longstanding partnership between GKIDS and New Video (now Cinedigm Entertainment Group), which has previously distributed GKID’s Oscar-nominated films The Secret of Kells, A Cat in Paris, and Chico & Rita.
DVD and Blu-ray bonus features include: an interview with Michel Ocelot; a featurette with Ocelot titled “The Festival of Color: Storytelling through Animation;” the original French audio track with English subtitles; and a U.S. theatrical trailer. Written and directed by Michel Ocelot; Christophe Rossignon and Philip Boëffard, producers; Eve Machuel, associate producer; music by Christian Maire.
Source: Cinedigm Entertainment Group