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The Ape Star

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  2. Fact Sheet

The eight-year-old orphan Jonna is longing for a mother. One day, an old car stops outside the orphanage and out steps a gorilla who picks Jonna for adoption. It soon becomes clear that they have more things in common than they initially thought.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: The Ape Star

    Directed by: Linda HAMBÄCK

    Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark

    Year of production: 2020

    Running time: 01 h 13 min 38 s

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: 2D computer

    Version: Original Swedish version English subtitles

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Kids

  • Credits

    Directed by: Linda HAMBÄCK

    Production: LEE FILM STOCKHOLM AB, Linda HAMBÄCK, Petter LINDBLAD

    Distribution: ATTRACTION DISTRIBUTION INC., Xiaojuan ZHOU, LES FILMS DU PRÉAU, Emmanuelle CHEVALIER

    Artistic direction: Ola Larsson, Morten Lund

    Script: Janne Vierth

    Storyboard: My Eklund

    Music: Minna Weurlander, Tania Naranjo

    Voice: Pernilla August, Stellan Skarsgård, Rebecca Gerstmann, Melinda Kinnaman