The Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Lewes Public Library and the Movies at Midway will present “Teddy Bear” as September’s film for the Around the World series of critically acclaimed, international, independent films. This uniquely touching story will be presented at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the upstairs screening room of the Movies at Midway. Admission to this film series is free and open to the public.
Screenwriter and director Mads Matthiesen’s feature film debut is a romantic and authentic story about life-altering choices and the different hardships of human nature between a monster of a man and a kindhearted woman. In the latter half of his life, 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis (Kim Kold) wants to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark. When he learns his uncle is marrying a girl from Thailand, Dennis believes that love may be easier to find elsewhere, so he decides to take a trip to find what he’s looking for. Knowing his mother would never accept another woman in his life, he lies and tells her he is going to Germany to do a bodybuilding competition. As Dennis has never traveled before, the hectic region of Thailand is a huge cultural shock for him, and he is about to lose hope when he unexpectedly meets the Thai woman of his dreams.
“Teddy Bear” was a Grand Jury Prize nominee at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and also the winner of the Directing Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. David Fear of Time Out New York wrote, “It’s only a slight exaggeration to say Kold gives what may be the performance of the year! Forget the muscles, he brings the heart and soul.”
For more information, visit www.rehobothfilm.com, call the film society at 302-645-9095, Ext. 1, or call the Lewes Public Library at 302-645-2733.