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BOY WHO WOULD BECOME A KNIGHT, THE

What to know: Wonderful tale with a great lesson of Luigi and how he dream to become a knight.
BOY WHO WOULD BECOME A KNIGHT, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-15
7 minutes
VIDEO
GIANMARCO D'AGOSTINO
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The Boy Who Would Become a Knight tells a tale with a great lesson! This film presents the story of Luigi and how he dreams to become a knight. It film uses music and animation to reveal the tale, which helps to get the message across to the audience. The accuracy of the time period and the high quality of the film helps make the lesson easy to discover at the end.

Luigi becomes afraid of the consequences he may face after a fight with the barber's son. With the help of the family weaver and his tales, he discovers the story of Tristan, and what being a Knight really means.

The story is constructed in such a way that the public can identify the main qualities of a knight - brave, ready for the action, kind, stable and passionate. Even though all these characteristics are necessary, the story highlights the most important of all in the end. The film presents a real-life situation with Luigi and it creates a comparison with the story of the knight to help him see what really is important at the end of the day. This connection is valuable and highlights the message of the film.

The camera work of the film captures the essence of the time period. It shows all the details in both the settings and the characters' costumes. In the animated portion of the film, the scenes are changing and are never static. The costumes suit the time period of the film. They show accurately how a royal or high class family would dress and live during the fourteenth century. The location where everything takes place is a castle. There are many doors, the rooms are huge and everything is incredibly detailed. In the beginning of the film, I felt as if I was walking through the castle, appreciating the beautiful architecture, the paintings on the walls, and the strong columns and stairs.

the music has the classic melodies and tones of medieval music, which is appropriate for the time period. It helps during the transitions between conversations and in the animated part of the film.

All the visual effects take place when the family weaver starts to narrate the story of Tristan and one of his adventures as a knight. The story takes life when the weaver shows Luigi the embroidered blanket he is working on. From there, all the scenes that show the story are animated with both embroidered details and drawings to show what is happening during the film. Lorenzo Degl'Innocenti plays the family weaver; he stands out the most since he is the narrator of the story and helps young Luigi learn the skills that knights must have. Luigi is played by Pietro Leoni and his mother is played by Elena Talenti. The director of the film is Gianmarco D'Agostino and he co-writes the story with Matteo Bortolotti.

The message can be summarized by a quote from the film: A knight does not obey his sword; he is guided by love because love conquers all. This is an important reminder, especially during those moments in life where we feel overcome by anger, frustration or we need to think before acting. A strong word or fight will not achieve anything and they will make the situations worse. But a loving response, with kind words, not only achieves a determined goal, but also helps create better relationships with those around us.

I love the locations and scenery of this film. As someone who appreciates details and is very interested in architecture and design, the scenes at the beginning of the film are intensely captivating. I love seeing the dimensions of the castle and the many great details in the paintings, the furniture and in all the construction. The actors in the film include Lorenzo Degl'Innocenti, Pietro Leoni and Elena Talenti.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 15, plus adults. The most moving element was structuring the story through the traditional embroidered blanket.

Reviewed by David O., KIDS FIRST! Juror

The Boy Who Would Become a Knight tells a tale with a great lesson! This film presents the story of Luigi and how he dreams to become a knight. It film uses music and animation to reveal the tale, which helps to get the message across to the audience. The accuracy of the time period and the high quality of the film helps make the lesson easy to discover at the end.

Luigi becomes afraid of the consequences he may face after a fight with the barber's son. With the help of the family weaver and his tales, he discovers the story of Tristan, and what being a Knight really means.

The story is constructed in such a way that the public can identify the main qualities of a knight - brave, ready for the action, kind, stable and passionate. Even though all these characteristics are necessary, the story highlights the most important of all in the end. The film presents a real-life situation with Luigi and it creates a comparison with the story of the knight to help him see what really is important at the end of the day. This connection is valuable and highlights the message of the film.

The camera work of the film captures the essence of the time period. It shows all the details in both the settings and the characters' costumes. In the animated portion of the film, the scenes are changing and are never static. The costumes suit the time period of the film. They show accurately how a royal or high class family would dress and live during the fourteenth century. The location where everything takes place is a castle. There are many doors, the rooms are huge and everything is incredibly detailed. In the beginning of the film, I felt as if I was walking through the castle, appreciating the beautiful architecture, the paintings on the walls, and the strong columns and stairs.

the music has the classic melodies and tones of medieval music, which is appropriate for the time period. It helps during the transitions between conversations and in the animated part of the film.

All the visual effects take place when the family weaver starts to narrate the story of Tristan and one of his adventures as a knight. The story takes life when the weaver shows Luigi the embroidered blanket he is working on. From there, all the scenes that show the story are animated with both embroidered details and drawings to show what is happening during the film. Lorenzo Degl'Innocenti plays the family weaver; he stands out the most since he is the narrator of the story and helps young Luigi learn the skills that knights must have. Luigi is played by Pietro Leoni and his mother is played by Elena Talenti. The director of the film is Gianmarco D'Agostino and he co-writes the story with Matteo Bortolotti.

The message can be summarized by a quote from the film: A knight does not obey his sword; he is guided by love because love conquers all. This is an important reminder, especially during those moments in life where we feel overcome by anger, frustration or we need to think before acting. A strong word or fight will not achieve anything and they will make the situations worse. But a loving response, with kind words, not only achieves a determined goal, but also helps create better relationships with those around us.

I love the locations and scenery of this film. As someone who appreciates details and is very interested in architecture and design, the scenes at the beginning of the film are intensely captivating. I love seeing the dimensions of the castle and the many great details in the paintings, the furniture and in all the construction. The actors in the film include Lorenzo Degl'Innocenti, Pietro Leoni and Elena Talenti.

I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 15, plus adults. The most moving element was structuring the story through the traditional embroidered blanket.

Reviewed by David O., KIDS FIRST! Juror

"The Boy who would become a Knight" tells, with live action and stop motion animations, a moment of transition in the life of Luigi, a child from Florence at the end of the Fourteenth century.

Thanks to the words of the family weaver and a precious embroidered blanket, the adventures of the young Tristan come to life before Luigi's eyes, to teach him what skills a knight must have.

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