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Michel Ocelot's 'Dilili in Paris' Comes To The US in October

French filmmaker Michel Ocelot is much admired around the world in the animation community and beyond. His films such as Tales Of The Night and Kirikou and The Sorceress mark him out as a unique voice in animation. His latest feature Dilili In Paris made its debut internationally in 2018, screening to some acclaim on the festival circuit and winning a Cesar Award for Best Animated Film, as well as being selected as the opening night film for Annecy 2018.

The film will arrive in the United States on October 4, courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films. It will open in select theaters and also be available on Video On Demand at the same time. This is becoming common practice for a lot of smaller and indie films, but it's quite unusual to see an animated film released this way. It's also quite welcome -presumably- for the many people around the country who won't be near any of the screenings.

Set in the French capital during the Belle Epoque era, it features Dilili, a young girl from a French territory in the South Pacific who (along with a delivery boy named Orel) investigates the mysterious disappearance of women and children across the city. Along the way, she encounters many real-life figures from the turn-of-the-century such as Picasso, Marie Curie, and Monet.

You can read our review of the film here.