What a beautiful, thought provoking film.
Firstly, the films characters are named by what they are. The protagonist of the film is ‘the girl’. She’s a young 8 (coming on 9) year old who’s mother has great educational expectations for her, and no understanding of the young girl wanting to be a child. The little prince is a young boy who is learning about the reality of love, and teachers the old man about himself.
The films meaning is represented through the idea of love, life and happiness. The old man says a number of times during the film ‘what is most important, is what is invisible’.
It’s a fantastic film for children, full of magic and meaning.