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Mar 27, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

In the Attic

Legendary Czech stop-motion animation master Jiri Barta's feature film In the Attic won the Grand Prize for the best feature film at the NYICFF 2010! The Czech Center New York scheduled on this occasion a special screening of this movie.

In the Attic

Saturday, March 27, 2:30 pm
Czech Center New York

Info about the film:

IN THE ATTIC, directed by Jiri Barta, Czech Republic/Slovakia/Japan,

Animation, 2009, 75 min

Jiri Barta’s first feature in over 20 years is a diabolically inventive tale, four parts Toy Story and one part David Lynch, as a group of abandoned toys stage an ambitious rescue of their kidnapped friend.

Set behind the doors of a dusty attic, an adorable doll named Buttercup lives in a steamer trunk and plays mom to a motley group of friends: the station master Teddy Bear, lumpy clay-animated ball Schubert, and the Quixotic marionette knight Sir Handsome, who attacks his enemies valiantly with a sharpened pencil. But in this enchanted world where every day is a birthday, evil is lurking.

One day a black cat appears, kidnaps the beloved Buttercup and takes her to the Land of Evil ruled by the villainous Head, a maniacal Cold War military bust who commands an army of mechanical, mustachioed cockroaches and an all-seeing spying eye.

Both a spooky children’s fairy tale and Soviet-era allegory, In the Attic marks a career highpoint for Barta, who along with Jan Svankmajer and the Brothers Quay

made stop-motion animation an art form, and paved the way for modern hits like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, and Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Recommended ages 8 to adult, In Czech with English subtitles.

Free admission.



321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Mar 27, 2010 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


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