Directed by Jan Svankmajer
master Jan Svankmajer combines his distinctive approaches to live-action and
animation with this creepy but very funny movie based on an old Czech
legend. A childless woman's maternal longings transform a crudely carved
wooden doll into a living creature with an appetite that soon makes real
trouble for some of the neighbors. "Rivals The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby
and Eraserhead as a disturbing treatise on the fear of parenthood"
(Andrew Johnston, The New York Times). Czech with English
subtitles. 126 minutes.