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ECFA Award Winner

Ape Star, The

Original title: Apstjärnan
German title: Ich, Gorilla und der Affenstern aka Mama Gorilla
Sweden, Denmark, Norway, 2021

Director: Hambäck, Linda
Production company: Lee Film
Age recommendation: 6 years and up
Length: 76 min.
Film genre: Animation

Synopsis:
Jonna has lived at the Renfanan children’s home her whole life. She’s always dreamed of having a mother. One day a gorilla pops round in a banged-up old car and adopts her. It takes a while for Jonna to get used to things, but just as things are settling down the local town councillor threatens their very existence.

Marketing strategies:
Based on the award winning and widely translated novel by Frida Nilsson

Festivals:
BUFF Malmö 2021, Kristiansand CFF 2021, Annecy IFF 2021, Munich CFF 2021, Biky CFF Busan 2021, Pula IFF 2021 (awarded), Zurich IFF 2021, Michel CFF Hamburg 2021 (awarded), London IFF 2021, Schlingel CFF Chemnitz 2021 (awarded), Cinekid CFF Amsterdam 2021, Filem'on CFF Brussels 2021, Nordic Filmdays Luebeck 2021, Thessaloniki IFF 2021, La Matatena CFF Mexico City 2021, My First Festival Barcelona 2021, Athens CFF 2021, Chicago CFF 2021, Gijón CFF 2021, Oulu CFF 2021 (ECFA Award), Ale Kino! CFF Poznan 2021 (special mention), New York CFF 2022, Luxembourg City IFF 2022, Taiwan CFF Taipei 2022 (awarded), Leeds Young Film Festival 2022, Cinema in Sneakers Warsaw 2022, SehPferdchen CFF Hannover 2022

ECFA interview available

Study guide: Norwegian

Study guide: Spanish

Study guide: Swedish

World sales address/es:
Attraction Distribution (CDN)

Sold to:
Svensk Filmindustri (SE)
Svensk FI (NO)
Svensk Filmindustri (DK)
Svensk FI Finland (FI)
Jef (BE)