In the Attic: Who Has a Birthday Today?

Na pùdì aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny?

“A diabolically inventive tale, four parts Toy Story and one part David Lynch.” — NY Children’s Film Festival
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Year: 2009
Running time: 74 mins
Censor Rating: PG - some scenes may scare very young children

Czech Republic/Slovakia/Japan
Producer: Miroslav Smídmajer
Screenplay: Edgar Dutka, Jirí Barta 
Photography: Ivan Vit, Zdenek Pospísil
Editor: Lucia Haladova
Music: Michal Pavlícek
In Czech with English subtitles

Voices: Barbora Hrzánová, Boris Hybner, Valdimír Javorský, Nada Konvalinková, Jirí Lábus, Petr Nározný, Lucie Pernetová, Miroslav Táborský, Ivan Trojan

Jaded digital-era geeks, eight and over, stand to be amazed by this ingeniously hand-crafted, fully realised, secret world of toys. This lo-fi stop-motion extravaganza is the first feature in 20 years by the Czech legend Jirí Barta and he hasn't lost his surrealist's affinity for the non-sequiturs of childish yarn-spinning. We hope your neighbours won't mind if you help younger companions with the subtitles. - BG

"Even though they have been discarded by humanity, life is pleasant for an enclave of old toys. Every day Buttercup, a girly girl's doll, bakes a cake for a teddy bear, a marionette knight, and a silly-putty man, who roll a special birthday die for the daily honors. Yet, danger lurks in the far reaches of the attic. Head, a surviving piece of communist statuary, covets Buttercup and enlists his insect minions (nature's collectivists) and the house cat (who is just plain evil) to kidnap her." - Joe Bendel, Epoch Times

>Click here to watch the trailer for In The Attic: Who Has a Birthday Today? on Flicks.co.nz


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