The Black Pharaoh, the Savage, and the Princess


The Main 4 Sat, Apr 15, 2023 11:10 AM
The Main 4 Sat, Apr 22, 2023 1:30 PM
Film Info
Original Title:Le Pharaon
le Sauvage et la princesse
Festival Programs:Nextwave Family Features
Release Year:2022
Runtime:83 min
Print Source:Playtime
Family Friendly
Director:Michel Ocelot
Screenwriter:Michel Ocelot
Editor:Valentin Durning
Composer:Pascal Le Pennec
Principal Cast:Serge Bagdassarian
Claire de la Rüe du Can
Oscar Lesage
Aïssa Maïga
Gaël Raës
Didier Sandre


Recommended ages 9+

Take a trip through time with exquisite animation from French director Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Dilili in Paris). Three magical tales celebrate courage and freedom: in Sudan, a young nobleman sets off to Ancient Egypt to prove himself eligible for the woman he loves. In Medieval France, a boy is sentenced to death by his father, the King, for freeing a prisoner. He escapes to grow up wild in the forest, stealing from the rich to help the poor. In 18th-century Turkey, a young beignet-maker does all he can to meet the Rose Princess, trapped in the heart of the royal palace. Audiences will be transported by the power of young love and ingenuity as well as Ocelot’s memorable use of color and exquisite detail in his illuminating animation. The tales’ captivating storyteller is voiced by the Senegal-born French actress, director, writer, producer, and activist, Aïssa Maïga. –Deb Girdwood

Director Biography

Michel Ocelot is a paragon of French animation, and is a writer, designer, storyboard artist who was a former president of the International Animated Film Association and was made a chevalier of the Légion d'honneur on 23 October 2009.