Adaptations of Kipling
Le Livre de la jungle
Age 8 and above
Fiction / Etats-Unis / 1942 / 1h28 / 35 mm / couleur / VOSTF
screenplay : Laurence Stallings d’après Le Livre de la jungle de Rudyard Kipling
editing : William Hornbeck
director of photography : Lee Garmes et W. Howard Greene
music : Miklos Rozsa
cast : Sabu, Joseph Calleia, John Qualen, Frank Puglia, Rosemary DeCamp
distributeur : Tamasa
In India a old storyteller named Buldeo, recounts his memories for a few rupees... A long, long time ago he was the head of a small community who decided to move to edge of the jungle. During an attack by a tiger, Messua’s young son is lost. Raised up by a wolf, Mowgli is a wild boy who returns to the village by chance...
Born in 1895, Zoltan Korda began his career in his native India where he directed two silent films. In 1930 Zoltan and his two brothers move to the United Kingdom where, in 1932, they founded London Films. Zoltan Korda moved to Hollywood in 1940, and joined United Artists. He retired in 1955, exhausted by the tuberculosis which eventually caused his death.
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, la Mangouste
Age 7 and above
Fiction / URSS / 1975 / 1h20 / 35 mm / VOSTF
cast : Alexei Batalov, Margarita Terekhova
Teddy, a young English boy, and John his Indian friend are caught out in a sudden storm in the jungle where they are walking together. The rain causes the river to swell, and the current washes away a mongoose which Teddy saves from drowning. Following this misadventure he is paralysed from the waist down. The mongoose, which he names Riki-Tikki-Tavi, keeps him company.
Born in 1904 Alexandre Zgouridi was at first a lawyer before becoming a screenplay writer, nature documentary maker and then fiction film director. His film Rikki-Tikki-Tavi was awarded the Jury’s Prize at the International Children’s Film Festival FEST-82 in Yugoslavia. He was also a teacher at VGIK, the prestigious Russian cinema school. He died in 1998 in Moscow.
Histoires comme ça
Age 5 and above
Animation / France / 2008 / 1h / vidéo
Voix : Daniel Pennac
Screenplay : Catherine Taillefer d’après l’œuvre de Kipling Just so stories
Once upon a time, at the dawn of creation, animals and humans spoke the same language. The different episodes of this series explain in an original, funny and poetic way how animals became what they are today.
Born in 1956, Jean-Jacques Prunès first studied graphic arts and then animation. He also studied in the United States before working in Shanghai, Dublin, Budapest and Paris. He participated in the making of several feature length films including Asterix et la Surprise de César as well as working for television, most notably Les Histoires comme ça (Just So Stories).