Azur and Asmar

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AZUR & ASMAR is a poetic, fairytale-like story set within a shimmering landscape of incomparable brilliance and beauty. Audiences and critics have been unanimous in their outpouring of praise for this film: “Quite simply, it’s a visual masterpiece that combines cut-outs with CGI and the mesmeric beauty of Islamic art to create a magical world, in which scarlet lions with blue claws and birds with rainbow wings stand between the blonde Azur, and Asmar, the estranged Arab friend of his childhood.” Empire Magazine, “Beautiful!” New York Times, “Mesmerizing! Dazzling! A Feast for the Eyes!” Seattle Times, “Five Stars! Absolutely Gorgeous!” Time Out New York, “Impossibly Gorgeous! The year’s most beautiful animated film!” Salon, “Sheer Dazzlement! Cinema whose every frame could be hung on an art gallery wall!” Financial Times, “Is it too early to announce the most beautiful film of 2009? It’s hard to imagine a more transporting cinematic experience coming our way than this animated feature from the French writer-director Michel Ocelot.” Chicago Tribune.

  • Country France
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2006
  • Running Time 99 minutes
  • Director Michel Ocelot

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