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POWER OF THE STONE, THE

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POWER OF THE STONE, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-12
28 minutes
VIDEO
ENRICO MONDINO
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I really enjoyed The Power Of The Stone! I like how it shows how perseverance and the listening to guidance lead leads them to defeat the Evil Queen. I like that the story has two clearly drawn sides -- the Evil Queen and her henchmen versus the spiritual leader's pupil -- making it easily understood. I also like the realism of the story, such as when one of the girls goes into the castle after having a vision of something bad that is going to happen and then gets taken away.

The story is about an Evil Queen who holds the residents of a peaceful village in check at the foot of a mountain. A group of boys, helped by their spiritual leader, undertakes defeating her and restoring peace, but the road to follow is more tortuous than expected.

This is a well-crafted story that catches your attention from the very beginning and holds it throughout. As it develops, we are impressed by the students who are unwilling to give up, despite facing obstacles. Their spiritual leader has a big influence on them. This is an outstanding production, professional in every way from the camerawork, audio recording, costumes, sets and locations, background music, to the acting. The cast is mostly young people, with a few key adults. The writer and director, Enrico Mondino and co-writer Waldemara Lentini have crafted a well thought out storyline. I love the location in the forest area, which allows the story to appear almost timeless. Also, the costumes have timelessness to them. My favorite part of the film is the final battle scene when the Evil Queen's forces go head to head with the spiritual leader and the students and one of queen's henchmen eventually betrays her and takes their side. The dialogue is in Italian, with English sub-titles.

The message of the film is that nothing is impossible, even when it seems to be so. It teaches the importance of preserve.

I give The Power of the Stone 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. By Tom W. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

I really enjoyed The Power Of The Stone! I like how it shows how perseverance and the listening to guidance lead leads them to defeat the Evil Queen. I like that the story has two clearly drawn sides -- the Evil Queen and her henchmen versus the spiritual leader's pupil -- making it easily understood. I also like the realism of the story, such as when one of the girls goes into the castle after having a vision of something bad that is going to happen and then gets taken away.

The story is about an Evil Queen who holds the residents of a peaceful village in check at the foot of a mountain. A group of boys, helped by their spiritual leader, undertakes defeating her and restoring peace, but the road to follow is more tortuous than expected.

This is a well-crafted story that catches your attention from the very beginning and holds it throughout. As it develops, we are impressed by the students who are unwilling to give up, despite facing obstacles. Their spiritual leader has a big influence on them. This is an outstanding production, professional in every way from the camerawork, audio recording, costumes, sets and locations, background music, to the acting. The cast is mostly young people, with a few key adults. The writer and director, Enrico Mondino and co-writer Waldemara Lentini have crafted a well thought out storyline. I love the location in the forest area, which allows the story to appear almost timeless. Also, the costumes have timelessness to them. My favorite part of the film is the final battle scene when the Evil Queen's forces go head to head with the spiritual leader and the students and one of queen's henchmen eventually betrays her and takes their side. The dialogue is in Italian, with English sub-titles.

The message of the film is that nothing is impossible, even when it seems to be so. It teaches the importance of preserve.

I give The Power of the Stone 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 18, plus adults. By Tom W. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST!

The Evil Queen holds the population of a peaceful village in check at the foot of a mountain. A group of boys, under the guidance of their spiritual leader, try to defeat it and restore peace, but the road to follow is longer and more tortuous than expected.
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