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2013. 61st Edition
20-28 September
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Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie - 2012

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Under a baobab tree, an old man tells the story of the everlasting friendship between Maki, a little boy aged 10, and Zarafa, an orphaned giraffe.

Under a baobab tree, an old man tells the story of the everlasting friendship between Maki, a little boy aged 10, and Zarafa, an orphaned giraffe, a gift from the Pasha of Egypt to the King of France. Hassan, Prince of the Desert, is instructed by the Pasha to deliver Zarafa to France. But Maki has made up his mind to bring the giraffe back to its native land, even if it means risking his own life. During an epic journey that takes them from Sudan to Paris, our heroes will have legendary adventures.

Rémi Bezançon, holder of a diploma from the École Superieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA, Paris), directed his first feature film in 2005, Ma vie en l'air (My Life in the Air). His second, Le premier jour du reste de ta vie (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life, 2008), landed a César nomination for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Zarafa marks his debut in animation. Jean-Christophe Lie, trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse, debuted as an assistant animator for the Walt Disney studios in Montreuil in 1995. In 2009, he directed his first animated short film, L’homme à la Gordini, selected for the 62 Festival de Cannes and nominated for the 2011 César Awards.

Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie
Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie
Prima Linea Productions
Valérie Schermann, Christophe Jankovic
30, bd Saint-Jacques 75014 Paris

Sophie Reine
Laurent Perez del Mar
Pathé International
 Running time:
78 m.
Day Time Cinema  

28 17:00
Principe, 10
Basque version.
Last screening


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