A journey through tales and legends. A voyage between reality and the imaginary in Madagascar. A subjective and impressionistic vision, tinged with humor and tenderness. The central character of the film is the oral tradition itself, which passes down the wisdom of the ancestors, the "ear’s inheritance", through legend and folktales...to watch a reality...to listen to fantasy... Chosen as one of the best 20 films of 20 years of Pompidou Center Cinema du Reel festival.
Grand Prize - Festival dei Popoli (Florence, Italy)
Libraries Award - Cinema du Reel (Paris, France)
Special Mention - Vues d'Afrique (Montreal, Canada)
"'Tales...Tales...' says the opening interviewee, and our ears perk up. This film offers plenty of good stories...Absorbing and highly recommended." -Video Librarian
"A splendid film… Images of fantasy and reality are envied by the works of personable story tellers." -Harold Scheub, University of Wisconsin