Monthly Archives: January 2013

“Teddy Bear”, Tuesday February 5th, 7 p.m., Alpine Playhouse

“Teddy Bear”, 92 minutes long.  Danish, English and Thai  with English subtitles.

“Teddy Bear”, 92 minutes long. Danish, English and Thai with English subtitles.

Teddy Bear” is a drama from Denmark directed by Mads Matthiesen, winner at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for best director in World Cinema Dramatic Competition. Manohla Dargis of The New York Times  calls this film “An unexpected charmer! A highpoint [of MoMA’s New Directors/New Films]!”

The film is about 38-year-old Dennis, a painfully shy bodybuilder who would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his overbearing mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a girl from Thailand, Dennis decides to try his own luck on a trip to Pattaya,Thailand. He knows that his mother would never accept another woman in his life, so he lies and tells her that he is going to Germany for a competition. Dennis finds the hectic Pattaya a huge cultural shock. Quickly thrown into the seedy underbelly of Thailand’s sex tourism scene, he nearly gives up on finding a bride of his own. He is about to lose hope when a visit to a local gym turns into an unexpected night on the town with the Thai woman of his dreams. Dennis finds that there may be hope for him yet, if only he can confront his mother… “Teddy Bear” is 92 minutes long and is in Danish, English and Thai  with English subtitles.

Rotten Tomatoes Review    Hollywood Reporter Sundance Film Festival Review

Advanced tickets will be available at the McCall Public Library, starting Thursday, January 31st  until 5 p.m. Tuesday, the day of the show. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. All tickets are free. The film is unrated and is not recommended for viewers under the age of 18.