Czech That Film: LITTLE FROM THE FISH SHOP

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“[A] touching, technically inventive twist on a classic … equal parts urban realism and Expressionist grotesquerie.” – Variety

Stop-motion puppet animation doesn’t get much more impressive than this faithfully dark adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. Directed by Jan Balej, this fairytale for adults turns seedy when Little, the youngest daughter of the Sea King, embarks on a sorrowful romance with a brothel owner.

Directed by Jan Balej, Written by Jan Balej, Ivan Arsenjev. Czech Republic. 2016. 72 min. Original title: Malá z rybárny. Czech w/ English Subtitles.

Preceded by the short film Little Cousteau (Maly Cousteau). This short animated film about a little boy who longs for deep-sea adventures in a snow-covered city is a homage to Jacques Cousteau. Directed by Jakub Kouřil. 8 min. 2013.

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