Athens International Film Festival

One of the winners is unveiled

The tradition may want the names of the big winners to be unveiled during the closing ceremony but this year we're making an exception, with a small teaser of the awards: one of the most popular films of the competition section, "Teddy Bear", won one of the four major awards...

The tradition may want the names of the big winners to be unveiled during the closing ceremony but this year we're making an exception, with a small teaser of the awards: one of the most popular films of the competition section, "Teddy Bear", won one of the four major awards and will be screened immediately after the closing film, on Sunday 30/9, at 23:00, at Danaos cinema.


teddy bear - trailer από NyxtesPremieras

38-year-old Dennis is built like a house. At first sight he's a monstrously muscular bodybuilding champion, with biceps bigger than a baby's head, but deep down he's just a child trapped in man's body. He lives with his domineering mother, whose unbreachable defences forbid anyone from invading their lives. Living with her is like being in prison. Things take a turn for the worse when Dennis takes a trip to Thailand, causing friction in the mother-son dynamic. Mads Matthiesen expands on his own short "Dennis" – winner of the Best Short Film Award at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival - making a moving feature on the pains of belated maturity. Gritty, affectionate and emotionally compelling, "Teddy Bear" tells the story of a man who never escaped his mother's influence until he discovered true love and realized that breaking away is just as much a part of life as sticking together. Winner of the Directing Award (World Cinema Competition) at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.



    Publication date: 2012-10-03 09:56:56

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