When Buttercup, the fairest doll in the land is kidnapped, it falls to her best friends—Teddy, Sir Handsome, and the spastic ball of clay Schubert—to undertake an epic quest to the darkest reaches of the attic to save her.
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In the Attic: Who Has a Birthday Today?Directed byJiří Barta
Until Barta is given the funding for his 'Golem' project, it is only fair and just to look past the simple rescue narrative to the cruel whimsy, bright and rank atmospherics, dilapidated surfaces and the haptic junkshop wonders in abundance. The characters are fun, but it's the *things* that you stay for.
Plus, it features a kitsch disco attended by sprouted potatoes, the best metaphor for Czech communism!!!
I saw the latest Terry Gilliam (2009) the same day and was dissapointed by the cold computer pictures..and later the same day and thought the old-fashion, but carefully hand-made and creative animation of Barta to be much more expressive.