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Molenbeek nursing home produces hilarious send-up of Frozen

17:55 10/03/2021

The 80-year-old Thérésa was handed the role of a lifetime as she donned a blue gown to play Elsa in a brilliant parody of the animated film Frozen. The video was made in the Acacias nursing home in Molenbeek.

As nursing home residents were getting vaccinated against the coronavirus, one of the staff, Youssef Kaddar, came up with the idea to make the video. Resident Thérésa took on the role of Elsa, adapting the lyrics of her famous song “Let it Go” to sing the praises of the vaccine.

It goes like this: Libérée, vaccinée, je ne serai plus confinée. Libérée, vaccinée je ne porterai plus de masque.

Kaddar in fact runs a non-profit organisation called Papy Booom, which works to help the elderly to become less isolated. Papy Booom’s YouTube channel shows other videos of their activities.

Other people volunteer their time to Papy Booom projects. Kayla Galland, who was once a contestant on The Voice Belgique, provided the vocals for the Frozen video, for instance.

As for Thérésa, she told RTL that it took quite a lot of prodding from Youssef to get her to agree to be the star of the show. “You might not believe it, but I’m extremely shy,” she said. “But I wasn’t myself anymore; I had become the Snow Queen.”


Written by Lisa Bradshaw