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IN THE ATTIC: WHO HAS A BIRTHDAY TODAY?

Czech Republic, 2009 (MIFF 2010, Next Gen)

Director: Ji í Barta

A low-tech toy story that even Pixar would envy.

Something's stirring in the attic. Toys are springing to life and creating a fantastical world from everyday recycled objects. It's all tea-parties and train rides until Buttercup disappears into the Land of Evil and it's up to Teddy, Mr. Handsome and a ball of clay named Schubert to save her.

Following a long tradition of Czech stop-motion, JiÃ…â„¢í Barta's In the Attic bucks the Hollywood trend of high-tech computer-rendered animation, creating a home-made universe brimming with imagination.

“An old stove can become a steam locomotive… old furniture becomes a mountain range, and the space under a tattered canopy becomes a frightening forest.- filmmaker JiÃ…â„¢í Barta

MIFF Recommends: Age 6+
Very mild frightening scene

D JiÃ…â„¢í Barta P Miloslav Šmídmajer S JiÃ…â„¢í Barta, Edgar Dutka WS Eurocine L Czech w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009

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