When six-year-old ONDRA is forced to throw away his scruffy, sawdust-stuffed old teddy bear, KOOKY, he prays for the safe return of his furry friend. Later, across town, Kooky is about to be crushed in a rubbish dump when he suddenly comes to life, making his escape into a mysterious forest. The naïve, cuddly Kooky needs help to survive in the rough-and-ready world of the forest and he finds it when he meets the crotchety forest guardian HERGOT. But Hergot has his enemies too – the malevolent NUSHKA and his goons plan to take over the forest, trying to prove that the short-sighted but good-hearted Hergot is not up to the job of guardian. Using puppetry and live action, KOOKY is both an inventive, thrilling family adventure and a celebration of the childhood imagination from Academy Award-winning director Jan Sverák (KOLYA, DARK BLUE WORLD, EMPTIES, THREE BROTHERS).
Starring Ondrej Sverák, Zdeněk Svěrák, Jiri Machacek
Director Jan Sverák