Arthouse distributor Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up U.S. rights to Dilili in Paris, the new film from veteran French director Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar: The Princes’ Quest). The company is planning a 2019 theatrical release.
Ocelot’s latest follows Dilili, an indigenous Kanak girl from New Caledonia, who’s just arrived in Paris during the Belle Époque era. Upon her arrival the young heroine gets caught up in the strange disappearances of women across the city and decides to investigate. Along the way she encounters enchanting places and fantastical characters that help her solve the mystery.