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Author Topic: This must be how "Samorost" got it's name :-)  (Read 9022 times)
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« on: May 05, 2010, 03:36:37 pm »

"Remnants of tree root which look like faces or animals have always excited the human imagination.  The Czech nickname for them is Samorost, which translates roughly as self-creating.  Jan Švankmajer takes this idea to its logical extremes in his surreal masterpiece Otesánek (Little Otik), based on a Czech fairytale about a childless couple who adopt a tree stump in place of a baby."

quote found within http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2010/may/04/films-within-films-clip-joint
in reference to http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2010/apr/28/trees-clip-joint-tree-of-souls

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010, 08:21:32 pm »

Little Otik was at my cinema recently, but I missed it. And everything I've heard about it since has made it sound really good (A piece of wood that eats people? What could go wrong!).
I've seen some of his short films on youtube though  Smiley

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In Czech, the word Samorost means "driftwood," and it's an apt title, considering the organic and mysterious feel of the game and the unique graphical style
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