Rémi Bezançon

France/Belgium, 2012, 78 min., French

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The story of friendship between a ten-year-old kid, Maki, and Zarafa, an orphan giraffe, is revitalised through the lips of an old man who, under the shade of a baobab, tells some children this legendary tale full of adventure. Being a present from Egypt’s pasha to King Charles X of France, the giraffe is being guarded by Hassan, Prince of the Desert, who’s been assigned to take him the gift. However, the young Maki had made a promise to Zarafa’s mum, conspires to return the animal to its place of origin. An eventful journey will take them from Sudan to Paris through Alexandria, Marseille and the snow-capped Alps.


Rémi Bezançon

Rémi Bezançon was born in Paris, 1971. He studied at the École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA) and at the École du Louvre, both in Paris. He shot his first short film in 1997, Little Italie, then followed by Vikings (2001) and Paraboles (2003). Hi filmed in 2008 Le premier jour du reste de ta vie, his second feature film (after his film debut Ma vie en l’air), with which he obtained an unexpected success and granted him two nominations for the Cesar Awards. Zarafa is his first animation project.


2012 Zarafa

2011 Un feliz acontecimiento

2008 El primer día del resto de tu vida

2005 Ma vie en l'air  


Francia, Bélgica, 2012, 78 min, Francés

Dirección /Direction

Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie

Guión / Script

Rémi Bezançon, Alexander Abela

Montaje / Editing

Sophie Reine

Sonido / Sound

Bruno Seznec (supervisor de sonido),

Fabien Devillers (mezclador de sonido),

Sébastien Marquilly (diseñador de sonido)

Música / Music

Laurent Perez Del Mar

Producción / Producers

Valérie Schermann, Christophe Jankovic

Intérpretes (voces) / Cast (voices)

Max Renaudin (Maki), Simon Abkarian (Hassan), Clara Quilichini (Soula), François-Xavier Demaison (Malaterre)

Compañía productora / Production company

Prima Linea Productions, Pathé,

France 3 Cinéma, Chaocorp, Scope Pictures

Compañía distribuidora / Distribution company

Sherlock Films

Bravo Murillo, 28 1º Dcha

28015 madrid


T. 91 591 29 68


Ventas Internacionales / Internationa sales

Pathé Distribution

Lamennais, 2

75008 París


T. 33 1 71 72 30 00

F. 33 1 71 72 32 60


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