New Directors/New Films 2012

Teddy Bear

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Teddy Bear
Mads Matthiesen, 2012
Denmark | 92min minutes

Director Q&A at both screenings!

This teddy bear is quite a sight: a gentle giant of a bodybuilder named Dennis, who sculpts his muscles by day and lives quietly at home with his mom at night. At 38, Dennis wants a girlfriend badly, and despite his mother’s resistance (she is a master of emotional manipulation) and his own profound awkwardness, he draws up the courage to find one, even if he has to leave Denmark to do it. Mads Matthiesen’s understated, character-based comedy is utterly engaging, entirely winning, and quite natural, thanks in no small part to his cast of mainly nonactors, including Kim Kold, who plays Dennis. Thank you to the Danish Film Institute.

Series: New Directors/New Films 2012

Venue: FSLC/MoMA

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