Project Description

In this adaption of Hans Christian Andersen’s story “The Little Mermaid” to a stop-motion puppet animation film the fish king and his family are forced to move from the polluted sea and open a fish shop in the port of a small town. After they set up their business, the king’s youngest daughter falls in love with a human. Directed by Jan Balej it is 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.’ (imdb)