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The Ape Star

Original title: Apstjärnan
German title: Mama Gorilla
75 min
Animated Film
Sweden, Norway, Denmark
from 5 years
2021 | Chemnitz Festival Premiere
Direction: Linda Hambäck
Script: Jan Vierth


2021 | Animated Film

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Jonna has lots of friends and lives in an idyllically situated house with plenty of room to run around. Unfortunately, this cannot hide the fact that her home is an orphanage, and Jonna desperately wants a family of her own, a mum all to herself. After an inspection by the tyrannical mayor, her current home is also in danger. The director, who loves the children as her own, has to find parents. When a potential mother turns up, everyone is shocked because she is a gorilla. Although Jonna is very scared at first, she accompanies the ape lady, who lives in a scrapyard, into her new home. The unlikely couple quickly get familiar with each other and experience many adventures. The gorilla lady turns out to be lovable and a little crazy. The little one feels good, having finally found a mum. Life could be great, but people have reservations. Especially the mayor gives them a hard time. He wants to buy the gorilla lady’s property at any price and blackmails her: It is either Jonna or her home!

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