Father Frismas tells the story of a little girl who, like Cinderella in the fairytale, lives with her father and wicked stepmother. They move into a village in the Alps. Local legend claims that Father Frismas watches over snowfall in the valley and that anyone who ventures into the forest will not return. Through her whims, the stepmother jeopardises peace in the valley by waking Sylvain, the spirit of the forest.
Father Frismas is a winter tale in which marvels reign supreme. The film is funny and mischievous and at times looks like a Russian fairytale. The humour and fantasy come from the original artwork for the characters, the voice work and the music. There is also a constant supply of jokes, plenty of twists and a sustained pace. When the characters hurtle down the snow-covered mountain, it is intoxicating to watch, giving us the impression of being part of the race. The film relates a lovely tale about friendship and solidarity, the values underpinning the balance and tranquillity of the village.
Consisting partly of pastel drawings on cut paper, this animated short film radiates a distinctive beauty and is ideal for enjoying with the whole family by the fire!
Father Frismas is perfect for children aged 3 to 6.