Zarafa Poster

Release Date: July 3rd, 2015

DVD Release Date: November 3rd, 2015

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
An escaped Sudanese slave boy (Max Renaudin) befriends a baby giraffe and accompanies it on a perilous journey to the shores of France.

Cast: Max Renaudin, Simon Abkarian, François-Xavier Demaison, Vernon Dobtcheff, Roger Dumas, Ronit Elkabetz, Mohamed Fellag, Déborah François

Director: Rémi Bezançon , Jean-Christophe Lie

Genres: Family, Adventure, Historical drama

Production Co: Chaocorp, Pathé, Scope Pictures, France 3 Cinema, Prima Linea Productions

Distributors: GKIDS

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Using a wide-ranging color palette that shifts from the warmer hues of the Sahara desert to the colder, sadder blues and grays of old-time Paris, Lie and his team provide a pared-down animation technique that recalls classic Disney, albeit with a rougher, at times abstract touch. show more

  • Everything about the way this story is rendered makes it feel much bigger than the characters and their limited travails can make it. show more

  • The film veers from quasi-real to cartoonily silly and scenes either drag or whirl by too fast. show more

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