Beyond Beyond DVD
Cast: Edvin Ryding, Tuva Novotny, Gustaf Hammarsten, Lennart Jahkel
Director: Esben Toft Jacobsen
Genre: Family, Animation
Running Time: 75 minutes
Beyond Beyond is the second feature film born from the creative team behind the highly acclaimed children's animation, The Great Bear. This beautifully told tale has already picked up awards for Best Film at Kristiansand International Film Festival, Best Animated Feature at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and been nominated for a number of awards at global festivals including; Berlin International Film Festival and Hamburg Film Festival and screened at the coveted Annecy International Film Festival, just to name a few. Brought to us by Danish Director Esben Toft Jacobsen, this poignant story about understanding and accepting the inevitable rules of life is a truly unique animation that will have the whole family captivated from beginning to end.
For as long as Johan can remember, he has yearned to explore a world far beyond the horizon and refuses to accept the impossible. Johan dreams of adventure and believes that this lies in the search for his long lost mother, stolen away by the mystical Feather King many years ago.
Somewhere in the magical Kingdom of the Feather King, the answers to all the questions Johan seeks can be found, but how can he explore a land he knows nothing about? When Johan's father leaves his ship unmanned to gather provisions, he is left alone on the house boat, where he receives a mysterious call with some information about the guardian of this mysterious land, the Feather King. Johan courageously and recklessly takes command of the ship to embark on an unexpected adventure of his own, to find the mystical Kingdom and rescue his mother from the magical realm.
With exceptionally directed animation, Beyond Beyond is a beautifully emotional journey with valuable lessons to be learnt.