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Co Hoedeman

Available films

4 of Co Hoedeman films are available for viewing in this section.

Title: Ludovic - Visiting Grandpa

Year: 2001

Length: 11 min 24 s

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Synopsis : It is summer and Ludovic is invited to spend a few days at Grandpa's farm. The little teddy bear is delighted to see his grandfather again but is saddened at the thought that Grandma is no longer with them. Grandpa must be feeling very sad because he has kept all her things in her sitting room. Ludovic is fascinated by this room filled with mementos. After a moment's hesitation, decides to go in. He sees Grandma's portrait and hugs it. He keeps returning to her sitting room and, little by little, grows accustomed to the loss of his grandmother. Her portrait come to life for him. He is able to kiss her, hug her and feel her warm embrace. He puts on her favourite music and dance together for a last waltz. Ludovic - Visiting Grandpa, directed by animator Co Hoedeman, is a touching tale about the closeness and understanding between a grandfather and his little grandson who gradually learn to accept the death of the beloved grandmother. Daniel Lavoie's score heightens the emotional effect of the film.

 

Title: Ludovic - The Snow Gift

Year: 1998

Length: 14 min 12 s

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Synopsis : Snow. A wintry wind. In a thatched cottage that is home to a family of teddy bears, the young cub Ludovic dreams of tobogganing with his friends. 'No,' his parents tell him, 'you're too little.' Ludovic feels a bit lonely. But his dreams and imaginings are powerful: he invents wonderful games to share with his new best friend, a doll that has miraculously come to life. Wrapped in the music of Daniel Lavoie, this charming, tender tale by Co Hoedeman evokes the cosy relationship between a child and a favourite toy, offering a glimpse into the magic and mystery of childhood.

 

Title: The Sand Castle/Le château de sable

Year: 1977

Length: 13 min 12 s

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Synopsis : A fable of great humour and appeal, The Sand Castle is the story of the Sandman and the creatures he sculpts out of sand. Under his direction, they build a castle and celebrate the completion of their new home, only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest. The wind blows, and the castle crumbles. The filmmaker leaves the door open to various interpretations. Sound film without words.

 

Title: Tchou-tchou

Year: 1972

Length: 13 min 52 s

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Synopsis : A children's fantasy where building blocks and music effects do everything. Blocks represent the make-believe city and the two children who play in it. Blocks even act out the story when an angry dragon appears on the scene, while music scores the action. This is puppet theatre reduced to its simplest form, but so colourfully and lucidly presented that everyone is absorbed and entertained. Film without words.