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|Production country:||Deutschland 2013|
|Running time:||Ca. 60 min.|
|Rated:||From 0 years|
In view of the sometimes very disturbing behaviour of some cinema-goers who have to play around with their mobile phones during the film, talk loudly with their neighbours sitting next to them or eat their nachos excessively noisily, it is very praiseworthy that there are many parents who try to teach their little ones certain rules of behaviour so that other cinema-goers are not disturbed by their offspring. But all praiseworthy educational measures can now be thrown overboard with complete confidence - because now comes the first interactive cinema for small and young-at-heart film fans.
In "Cinderella and the Booty Cat" children can cheer, clap, sing and shout what the stuff holds. In 60 minutes, two stories from the fairytale world of the Brothers Grimm are presented by the ensemble of the Berliner Märchenhütte, embedded in a nice frame story: little Paul (Ezra Finzi), who loves fairytales above all, has to move with his parents (Samuel Finzi and Marie-Lou Sellem) from the rural idyll to the grey big city. Paul fears that there will be no more fairy tales here. But then he finds a place full of magic and magic. Here he gets to know the stories of Cinderella (Claudia Graue) and the Bootled Cat (Carsta Zimmermann) and learns that there are fairy tales all over the world, as long as he believes in them and strongly supports them with his joy, his clapping, dancing and singing along…
The idea behind the first interactive cinema for children is to introduce them to the cinema experience in a playful way. Miki, the fairytale bear, helps with that. Again and again he appears on the screen during the course of the film and animates the children to support him in clapping, singing or loudly stretching his tongue. The staging of the two pieces is kept very simple. There are usually no more than two people on the small stage who tell the exciting and amusing stories with facial expressions and gestures suitable for children. For adult viewers this may be a bit exhausting. But for small children this is really cute and very lovingly realized.
The children present at the press demonstration in Frankfurt needed a few minutes before they really dared to follow Miki's requests. But after a few encouraging shouts from their adult companions, the little ones let themselves be carried away and obviously had a lot of fun. If you watch the cheering children with their cheeks dyed red with excitement as they leave the cinema with a broad smile on their faces, then it is not only clear that director Torsten Künstler and the actors of the fairytale hut have absolutely met the taste of the target group. It also becomes clear that a real gap in the market has been discovered with the interactive cinema, which, if successful, will continue to convey the love of cinema to young viewers in the next few years with further fairy tales. And as long as the children later learn that you shouldn't interact with the screen in all movies, it's really a very nice thing. So grab as many children as you can and give them a really great cinema lesson. For children between 4 and 6 years absolutely recommendable!
An article by Frankfurt-Tipp