Sunday, January 6, 2008
Kirikou and the Sorceress-DVD Review
This movie was highly recommended by members of a Black homeschooling e-group that I belong to. I rented it on Netflix first to check it out and all I can say is WOW!
This one is good for all ages! The synopsis from the website can tell it better than me, but by all means CHECK THIS OUT. It is a wonderful adventure.
SYNOPSIS: A tiny voice is heard from inside the womb of a pregnant woman : "Mother, give birth to me !"
"A child who can speak from his mother's womb can give birth to himself", replies the mother. And so a little boy is born, cuts his own umbilical cord and declares : "My name is Kirikou"
The tiny Kirikou is born into an African village upon which a sorceress called Karaba has cast a terrible spell: the spring has dried up, the villagers are being blackmailed, the men of the village have either been kidnapped or have mysteriously disappeared. "She eats them !", the superstitious villagers declare….
Karaba is a stunning and cruel woman, surrounded by fearless and servile fetishes. But no sooner has Kirikou delivered himself from his mother's womb than he wants to rid the village of Karaba's curse and understand the cause of her wickedness.
His adventure-filled voyage leads Kirikou to the Forbidden Mountain, where the Wise Man of the Mountain, who knows of Karaba and her secrets, awaits him.
NOTE: There is nudity but after a few minutes even my 13 yo nephew quit giggling and got into the real story. Also, it is much cheaper at www.kirikou.net than in stores. My favorite bookstore wanted $30 for the DVD but it's only $18 on the official website.
Labels: children's movie review