Festival Ciné Junior : Édition 2012
By Jan Sverak

Age 5+
Animation / Czech Republic / 2010 / 1h35 / color / VOSTA (live interpretation)
Original title : Kuky se vraci
Production : Biograf Jan Sverak, Ceska Televize, Phoenix Film Investments
Screenplay : Jan Sverak
Editing : Alois Fisarek
Sound : Jakub Cech, Juraj Mravec

Ondra is a young asthmatic and is forced to throw away his favourite teddy bear, Kooky. That night, Ondra dreams that Kooky has escaped from the rubbish dump in a desperate attempt to return home. On the way home he gets lost in the forest and meets some strange little spirits. When the authorities catch up with him in order to take him back to the rubbish dump, he is saved by Capitain Hergot, the forest caretaker. But the Captain’s authority is undermined by the evil Nushka who pushes the other animals of the forest to rebel. This film is a voyage to the heart of the imagination of 6-year-old child, combining animation and real footage.

Jan Sverak
Born in 1965 in Zatec (Czech Republic), Jan Sverak enjoyed much success in 1988 with his ecological short film Ropaci for which he won a Student Academy Award. His 1996 film Kolya was the first film made in the recently independent Czech Republic to be awarded an Oscar. Kooky is his eight feature film.

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