Galina Miklínová | Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia | 2016 | 83 minAppropriate for children over 6
The film is an adaptation of the best-selling book of the same name by Czech writer, poet and librettist Pavel Šrut. The book has two sequels, was translated into many languages and won the Magnesia Litera Book of the Decade Award in the category of books for children. Its main heroes are small invisible creatures called the Oddsockeaters who live alongside humans in their households. The Oddsockeaters eat socks, but they follow the rule saying that they should eat “only one from each pair.” The film was directed by Galina Miklínová who has helped the book to achieve immense success with her original illustrations. The film tells an adventurous gangster story of two rival Oddsockeater gangs and a clash of two generations and different moralities in a world not unlike ours, but does it with sophisticated humour without forcing it upon the viewers. The main hero is the kindly but naïve Oddsockeater Hihlík who, after the death of his grandfather, joins the mob family of his uncle Padre. When a rival gang kidnaps his cousin, it’s time for a rescue mission. The film uses captivating 3D computer animation – while CGI often seems empty, sterile, and characters from one film resemble characters from another, the Oddsockeaters boast stylized visuals – from expressions through textures to background.
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Roháč - ČT Hall
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J. K. Tyl Theatre