‘I happen to be a princess!’ · ‘Can’t you be my friend then?’ · ‘Only if I decide everything.’ · ‘OK, decide that I am your friend.’
Danish veteran animator Jannik Hastrup returns to Generation to present the fourth big screen adventure of matchbox-sized heroine Cirkeline. Once again we are taken on a journey: this time in the company of Princess Coco and a temperamental baby rhino. They both want to return to their homeland somewhere in Africa. Without further ado, Cirkeline and her mouse friends decide to go with them – each with their own unique ideas about the continent in tow. Do chocolate bars grow on trees over there? Is there enough cheese in Africa? Will the little rhino find his mother? Hastrup has created a vibrant, colourful world, once again showing that travelling can open your eyes – and that you may also end up in a completely different place than you expected.
62’ · Colour
recommendation: 5 years and up
Magdalena Nonsgjogv Trantou (Cirkeline)Yasmin Cekic (Coco)Efe Vinter Alis (Oswald)Estrid Böttiger (Fredrik)Peter Ellekrog (Ingolf)Peter Larsen (Grandfather)Anne Marie Helger (Karen (KB))Tommy Kenter (Arnold)Andreas Bo (Ritzi)Flemming Quist Møller (Ratzo)
Born in Næstved, Denmark in 1941, he is the director and producer of numerous animated films which have become classics in Denmark. He has received international acclaim for films including Cirkeline –Storbyens mus (Circleen: City Mice) and Drengen der ville gøre det umulige (The Boy Who Wanted to be a Bear). His films have screened regularly at Generation since the 1980s.Filmography (selection)
1967 Cirkeline; TV series, 1967–1971 1984 Samson og Sally (Samson & Sally) 1987 Strit og Stumme (Subway to Paradise); Generation 1990 Fuglekrigen (War of the Birds) 1995 Aberne og det hemmelige våben (The Monkeys and the Secret Weapon); Generation 1998 H.C. Andersen og den skæve skygge (H.C. Andersen’s The Long Shadow) · Cirkeline – Storbyens mus (Circleen: City Mice) 2000 Cirkeline – Ost & Kærlighed (Circleen: Mice and Romance); Generation 2002 Drengen der ville gøre det umulige (The Boy Who Wanted to be a Bear); Generation 2004 Cirkeline og verdens mindste superhelt (Little Big Mouse); Generation 2007 Cykelmyggen og Dansemyggen (A Tale of Two Mozzies); Generation 2014 Cykelmyggen og Minibillen (Mini and the Mozzies); Generation 2018 Cirkeline, Coco og de vilde næsehorn (Circleen, Coco and the Wild Rhinoceros)
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018