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Le Roi et l’Oiseau (U) MALVERN FRENCH FILM CENTRE
October 17th 3:00 pm
Director: Paul Grimault
What is now regarded as a masterpiece of French animation, began life in 1948, as The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep (loosely based on the fairy tale of the same name by Hans Andersen) but it was not completed until 1980. It is a true explosion of fantasy the basic plot of which involves a chimney sweep and a shepherdess seeking to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king. The whole film, though, is a metaphor of what power can do to people. It shows how love and freedom can never be suppressed.
1980, colour 83mins (animation fantasy)
Prix Louis-Delluc 1979 1964: Paul Grimault – director
Please click HERE for the full Malvern French Film Centre 2021/22 programme.
Ticketing information: As part of the restrictions currently in place at The Coach House Theatre, designed to minimise any potential spread of the Covid virus, only numbered seating will be available. Seats may be booked through Malvern Theatres Box Office up until 6 p.m. on the day before each film. Unsold seats (if there are any) can also be purchased on the day of the film at the door. The MFFC will try to let those on the mailing list know in advance if any film is fully booked. This will also be shown on the ‘Film Programme’ page.
Tickets booked via Malvern Theatres “for collection” will be available on the door at The Coach House. (Please note that Malvern Theatres’ terms and conditions with regard to returns or refunds apply
For at least the first few films, masks must be worn inside the auditorium. Chatting / socialising can only happen in the courtyard. Other regulations may also be in place.
All films in the Malvern French Film Centre 2021/22 Season are shown with English subtitles.