Feature narrative

The Ape Star


Sweden – 2021


Jonna has lived at the orphanage all her life. One day a Gorilla comes and adopts her. It takes some time for Jonna to get used to her new mother, but just as everything starts getting good, the local authorities threaten their existence.

The Ape Star is based on Frida Nilsson's acclaimed children's book. Often referred to as Sweden's next Astrid Lindgren, her books are filled with warmth and humor.

This film is dubbed in Norwegian.


  • Director

    Linda Hambäck

  • Cast

    Rebecca Gerstmann
    Pernilla August
    Melinda Kinnamann
    Stellan Skarsgård

  • Duration

    74 min.

  • Language



  • Cinemateket

    09.23.2023 @ 11:00a.m.

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