Once upon a time there was a striped tiger, a grandmother and her cockroaches, a stray little dog, a curious hedgehog and a mischievous lynx. Discover the program of short films “Waiting for the snow”, currently at the cinema.
Recommended from 3 years old – Currently in the cinema
• Once upon a time : It’s almost winter… A grandmother collects strange objects in her house, which will soon be filled to the roof… a lost dog finally finds a friend, the little tiger his stripes… a lynx gets lost in a city unknown while the snowflakes gently cover the ground of a forest asleep by the cold …
• What they will love: This journey in five short stories, and as many graphic universes, takes young spectators from autumn to the snows of winter. Immersed in marked graphic universes, they will love following five endearing animals (a small tiger, faithful cockroaches, a lost dog, a curious hedgehog, a mischievous lynx), and as many tales / tales full of sweetness, poetry and magic .
• What may worry them: As in any tale, the character’s path passes through joys and surprises, but also through grief, rejection, fear or distress. Negative feelings, of course, but which participate in the emotional construction of the little ones, and which you have to know how to understand, accept and overcome in order to grow. So do mocking hyenas and sinister caves (The Striped Tiger), a menacing fox and an untraceable burrow (First Snow), eerie shadows and growing loneliness (The Squirrel’s Refuge) and callous townspeople (Winning ticket) or too urgent (A lynx in the city) could undoubtedly worry young moviegoers. But rest assured, the outcome of these little stories is always happy.
• What they will keep inside: En attendant la neige is a great introduction to cinema, and to different (and magnificent) animation techniques, far from synthetic images: drawing, painting, cut paper, sand, objects, plants and even animated puppets frame by frame (the sublime First snow and its little hedgehog lost in the forest). Beyond the beautiful images, this 47-minute program also offers pretty initiatory stories, likely to support children in their acquisition of autonomy, by dreaming about it after the projection warmly under a duvet. Finally, the construction of the film and the sequence of short films has an educational dimension, preparing the little ones for the transition from autumn to winter.