Children 7+Children's Film

The Ape Star

When a big and kind-hearted gorilla adopts a cheery Jonna from an orphanage, the girl gets to ride her own bike for the first time. The gorilla mother who works in the junk trade is undeniably peculiar, but she and Jonna get to know each other and become a happy family. Suddenly, the authorities try to separate the mother and child. Difference is a challenging thing to understand, there are no rules to follow.


Sat 20 Nov at 10.30 Valve Main Hall
Sun 21 Nov 14.00 Studio | ECFA winner screening


74 min
Subtitles: Finnish
Language: Swedish

Sweden – Norway – Denmark 2020
Original title: Apstjärnan
Directed by: Linda Hambäck
Screenplay: Janne Vierth - based on Frida Nilsson's book Apstjärnan (2005)
Cinematography: Gabriel Mkrttchian
Animation: Elinor Bergman
Editing: Ulf Tønder Flittig, Linda Hambäck
Music: Minna Weurlander, Tania Naranjo
Cast: Rebecca Gerstmann, Pernilla August, Stellan Skarsgård, Melinda Kinnaman
Production: Linda Hambäck, Petter Lindblad | Lee Film,,


animation, adoption, from book to movie, difference, family, prejudice