- TIGERS & TATTOOS
- 6 years & above
- director Karla Bengtson
- screenplay Karla Bengtson
- music Jacob Moth
- editing Michelle Francati Nikolajsen, Camilla Ebling
- producers Sarita Christensen
- production Copenhagen Bombay Rights 1 ApS
- sales Danish Film Institute
- format 35 mm
The little girl Maj lives with her uncle Sonny who is a tattooist. Although they have a great relationship, they always talk about finding a real family for Maj, consisting of a caring mother, a good father and a funny big brother – just like the families on TV. Accidently, Maj ends up tattooing a tough guy from the local motorcycle club with children’s drawings, and consequently Maj and Sonny have to flee town. This sets off an adventurous road trip through a magical forest with flying fairies, a funny circus family and their big cuddly tiger. And Maj starts to wonder if Uncle Sonny isn’t her perfect family after all.
Karla von Bengtson (born 1975) has worked with cartoons since 1993. She started as a colorist and assistant, until she began working as an animator in Denmark and London. Karla von Bengtson graduated from The Danish Film School in 2004 as animation director. Her graduation film SKYGGEN I SARA won prizes at both Berlin International Film Festival and Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Karla lives in Copenhagen with her two children and her husband who is a spacecraft architect.