Sleepy Star is a radio play, a picture book, a film and a puppet show. In Slovenia, this is one of those stories one cannot grow up without.
It is built around one of the most important archetypes: a star falls from the sky to evoke love in a man (the bandit), love, which brings sense to life. Ježek took this archetypal story, which talks about uniting a mother with an idea, and skilfully disguised it into a story of a sleepy star, a very strict Mr. Moon, and a heartless bandit. The story spans from the sky to the earth, among ice-cream men, circus artists and collectors. In 1972 the entire show was destroyed in a fire, but we took old plans, photos and the filmed material, and recreated the puppets - long string marionettes. We made a new set, remade the show and brought everyone back to life, stars and bandits alike, on Earth and in the sky.