French Film Azur et Asmar
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Where and When
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Gallagher Room, Newtown Campus
Azur et Asmar / Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (2006)
April 12, 2014 - 4:00 pm show time - Refreshments to follow
Director, Michel Ocelot - Rated PG - Animated Feature
Once upon a time there were two children nursed by same woman. Azur is a blond, blue-eyed son of a noblewoman and Asmar, the dark skinned and dark-eyed child of the nurse. As kids, they fought and loved each other as brothers do. As grown ups, they mercilessly become rivals in the quest years later, when Azur is being haunted by memories of the legendary Djinn-fairy, and takes it upon himself to journey all the way to Asmar's homeland to seek it out. Now reunited, he finds that she has since become a successful merchant, while Asmar is now a member of the royal guard. However, Asmar also longs to find the Djinn-fairy, and only one of the two youths can be successful in their quest.
All films will be shown in the Gallagher Room on the Newtown campus and are in French with English subtitles. These films are FREE and open to the public and are sponsored by the foreign language faculty of the Language and Literature Department and by the Cultural Programming Committee.