Sep 27, 2015

the little prince

have i ever mentioned that the last 3 years i have been living in Zurich? i don't think so... nevertheless, these days Zurich is celebrating its 11th film festival ( as i was going through the programme this Friday night, i discovered this:

you cannot imagine how happy i was!!! not only because i love watching animated films, but also because i think that "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery is one of the best allegories ever written.

the film was first aired at the Cannes film festival this May & its synopsis, as included in the press kit, is the following:
"Rediscover one of the most beloved stories of all time. At the heart of it all is The Little Girl, who’s being prepared by her mother for the very grown-up world in which they live – only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kind-hearted neighbour  The Aviator. The Aviator introduces his new friend to an extraordinary world where anything is possible. A world that he himself was initiated into long ago by The Little Prince. It’s here that The Little Girl’s magical and emotional journey into the universe of The Little Prince begins. And it’s where The Little Girl rediscovers her childhood and learns that ultimately, it’s human connections that matter most, and that it is only with heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye".

new film based on the book of little prince

i don't have children, but i really look forward to spending 1,5 hours watching such a sweet film.
so, if you do, don't miss the chance to introduce an amazing book to your little ones through its animated adaptation. although animated films for children have been criticised in the past, i still believe that they portray a much better world than the one out there & are full of hidden (or not so hidden) messages that a child can easily pick up. how these messages are to be interpreted is a different story, however. after all, watching a children's movie is nothing if it is not followed by a beautiful & productive talk with your little ones...