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The Great Bear
  • Denmark
  • 73
  • 6 years & above
  • director
    Esben Toft Jacobsen
  • screenplay
    Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen
  • music
    Nicklas Schmidt
  • editing
    Elin Pröjts and Marion Tour
  • producers
    Petter Lindblad
  • production
    Copenhagen Bombay Rights 1 ApS
  • sales
    Danish Film Institute
  • format
    35 mm


Jonathan and his little sister Sophie are on holiday at they grandfather’s cabin deep in the forest. Jonathan tries to get rid of Sophie, but when he finally succeeds, it’s in a way Jonathan would never have imagined. Sophie has been kidnapped by a huge bear, and now he has to somehow find her and get her back home. In the course of their journey the two are mixed up in an epic battle between a hunter dwelling the forest and the great bear. But before Jonathan and Sophie can save themselves, the forest and the bear from an evil fate, they have to accept each other as brother and sister.


Esben Toft Jacobsen was born in 1977. A former student of visual communication at The Danish Design School, he went on to graduate from The National Film School of Denmark as an Animation Director in 2006. Esben Toft Jacobsen had previously worked as a freelance artist and animator on a number of computer games before joining Copenhagen Bombay upon his graduation, where he has developed and directed a number of productions. In 2007 Esben was awarded a special mention at the Berlinale for his graduate film, HAVING A BROTHER, and in 2008, he was invited to take part in the yearly Talent Campus at the Berlinale.


Date, time Venue
  • Wed, 2011-12-07 09:30
  • Fri, 2011-12-09 09:30
  • Sat, 2011-12-10 10:00
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