Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Jan Sverak's KOOKY
One of my favorite directors in the world has a new film, Kooky, and it looks amazing.
It's as if he's partially channeling that other famous Czech, Jan Svankmajer, in a tale featuring puppets in live settings.
Sverak is the director of The Elementary School, a '91 masterpiece that I blogged about here:
It is amongst my top ten films of all time.
He also recently made the excellent Empties.
Kooky, about a discarded teddy bear who won't lie down, features voice work from Zdenek Sverak, Jan's talented father (and frequent co-writer).
"A Teddy bear forced to stand on his two stuffed feet..."
I'm chomping at the bit to see this.
Sverak has a unique take on the world that will surely render this a classic.