La Regina della Neve – non ho bisogno di te

(“The Snowqueen – I don’t need you”)

“Everything happened because of a very wicked hobgoblin; he was one of the very worst, for he was a real demon. He had made a looking-glass which had the power to make everything good or beautiful that was reflected in it almost shrink to nothing, while everything that was worthless and bad looked bigger and worse than ever.”

While Gerda and Kay grow roses, a war is raging outside. It could be our grandparents’ war, or even the Palestinian or Afghan or Libyan one, it could be all the world’s wars. It’s a war that forces kids to learn how to shoot and to un-believe fairy-tales.

Bandit’s daughter: the Snowqueen scares even me, and I’m not usually scared of anything.
G: Have you seen her?
B’sD: Of course I have. Everyone here has seen her. She’s beautiful, she’s like everyone would like to be, and you never can say no to her.
G: What if she asked you to follow her?
B’sD: I should follow her
G: What if she asked to leave everyone you love?
B’sD: I should go.
G: What if she asked you to murder someone?
B’sD: I should murder him.

The Snowqueen is one of Andersen’s most famous feminine fairy tales: it is about good and evil, which hammers into men’s hearts through a bewitched looking-glass.
It’s a metaphor of youth, a Faust for children, where Kay steps far from the ones who love him because “he thought he did not know enough yet”.

And while Gerda is looking for him, it’s clear that if “men and animals are obliged to serve her” and if “she has got through the world, barefooted as she is” is because of her pure heart.

And only the pure hearts can grow up: Kay, sitting on The Mirror of Reason, can’t became a man, because his heart is frozen. To grow up, Kay has to restart to believe in fairy-tales, in princesses whose dreams can come to life, he has to understand the language of flowers and animals.


Con Benedetta Conte
Edoardo Lomazzi
Irene Ros
Briana Zaki

Regia di Irene Ros

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since 8 years old