A CHRISTMAS TALE / FROM ENGLAND TO THE NORTH POLE!
Christmas is coming, in England a little boy makes a snowman. That night, without waking his parents he gets up and discovers that his snowman has come to life. The little boy shows the snowman around the house, before setting off with him on an adventure which takes them all the way to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas!
A CLASSIC OF ANIMATED FILM / UNIVERSAL, TIMELESS AND POETIC
Dianne Jackson’s animated film came out in 1982 to wide acclaim. It is a cult Christmas film not only in Great Britain, where it was made, but all over the world. The absence of dialogue makes it completely universal and extremely poetic. And through its exclusive use of pastels for the images, the work is timeless … The Snowman might just as well have been made in the 1950s or in 2014! A true classic of animated film is coming to the Royal Abbey.
THE ONPL TAKES THE BATON / FUN AND GASTRONOMIC CINE-CONCERT
The film is also known by its evocative music score, written by Howard Blake. This will be played live by the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, conducted by Pascal Rophé. To open this exclusive cine-concert, a childrens’ tea-time is proposed, with a fun and educational presentation of the orchestra’s instruments. A Christmas afternoon for all the family at the Royal Abbey, with wonderful things to see, listen to … and taste!