Resan till Fjäderkungens rike / Beyond Beyond
Esben Toft JacobsenSweden, Denmark / 2014 / 78' 0''
Friday, 06. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 11:00 h
Sunday, 08. 06.,
Tuškanac Cinema, 18:00 h
Johan, a little hare, wants his mother back. Every day he sends her wistful messages in a bottle. He lives with his father on a cutter on the high seas which his dad believes is the only place they are safe from the powerful Feather King who one night stole away Johan's mother. One day his father has to leave the boat. While he's away, Johan receives an emergency call on the radio: the Feather King is around and up to no good. Without missing a beat, Johan heads for the unknown destination hoping that he might find his mother there. His turbulent journey leads this naïve yet intrepid hare into the fantastical realm of the Feather King where other laws hold sway – laws that even its ruler cannot determine.
A former student of visual communication at the Danish Design School, Esben Toft Jacobsen (1977) graduated in animation direction from the National Film School of Denmark in 2006. He has worked as a freelance artist and animator on numerous computer games. Since graduating from film school, Toft Jacobsen has developed and directed productions for Copenhagen Bombay, including the short film Kiwi & Strit, which formed part of the feature film Carsten & Gitte’s Movie Madness (Anders Morgenthaler et al, 2008). Toft Jacobsen’s first animated feature, The Great Bear, was warmly received at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011, enjoying its world premiere in the Generation Kplus children’s section. Beyond Beyond is a Swedish-Danish co-production and is Toft Jacobsen’s second feature.
Esben Toft Jacobsen
Copenhagen Bombay Rights 1 ApS, Film i Väst, Noble Entertainment
Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen