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Jan Svěrák’s ‘Kooky’ has it’s UK premiere

Jan Sverak

The UK premiere of double Oscar-winner Jan Svěrák’s Kooky (Kuki se vraci 2010) is presented in London tomorrow (Sunday 14 April).

Promoted by the Czech Centre London, the film will be screened at The Little Angel Theatre, Islington.

Aimed both at adults and children, Kooky is a tale about a teddy bear who leaves home and meets adventure on an urban landfill site.

Svěrák spent an informal afternoon with Ontente delegates in Prague’s Kino Mat in 2012, shortly before he left for his latest documentary project in the jungles of Borneo. As well as autographing copies of his DVD and presenting a copy of his film school Oscar winning project, he spoke about his life and work, including collaboration with his father, combining the roles of producer and director, and some of the technology challenges presented by the film, as well as his ideas for developing the Ontente programme and opportunities for future collaboration.

Kooky is a combination of live action, stop-motion and puppet animation presented at double speed to make movement appear more realistic. Jan Svěrák is one of the top Czech directors, probably best know for Oscar winning Kolya (1996) starring and written by his father Zedenek Svěrák.

Courtesy of Czech and Slovak films