Little from the Fish Shop

Everyone's familiar with Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, the story of a love capable of forgiving even the greatest betrayal. In Jan Balej's film - a work filled with wonderful animation, expressive puppet designs and an imaginative, shifting score from French composer Chapelier Fou - the fairy-tale romance is replaced with a bleak portrayal of life in a city harbor, yet its enduring message remains.