Seven seemingly unconnected fairy tales glued together only by folklore, mood, color and light make up this Czech collection of visual poetry. The original piece of literature, written by Karel Jaromír Erben in 1853, contained twelve tales.
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This is a very creative film, that's for sure. The different "scenarios" are amazing and the poem-like dialog gives an exquisite and epic flavor. And more than "folklore, mood, color and light", I think that's music what really glue the seven tales. I'm sure I don't understand this film, for I don't know the collection of ballads. So this film, for me, is more like an open door to a new culture. And yet, I loved it.