Directed by Joann Sfar, Antoine Delesvaux
Friday June 14
France, 100’, 2011, 35mm, French
Algiers, 1920s. Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter is becoming a teenager and above all, his parrot-killing cat has just started talking! The delivery of a box from Russia further complicates things when a painter is discovered inside, more dead than alive. He is on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city in Africa. Convinced that the city exists, he sets off on an incredible adventure, taking with him the Rabbi, his cat, a wise old Arab Sheikh and an eccentric Russian millionaire.
Joann Sfar is a comics artist who authored over 150 books as well as a few novels. He now manages his own comics collection called Bayou for publisher Gallimard. Sfar’s style and vision carries a universal message of tolerance. He lives in Paris with his wife, children and a cat.