Directed by Esben Toft Jacobsen (Denmark, 2013). U.S. PREMIERE—Inspired by Scandinavian folktales, Beyond Beyond spans epic worlds as it follows young hare Johan on a quest to find his mother after she passes from his world into the land of the elusive Feather King. To keep them safe from the King’s reach, Johan’s father has ordered them to life on the high seas. But when a rocky storm separates them, Johan uses the opportunity to venture to the kingdom in an attempt to bring back his mother.
Along the way, he teams up with some unlikely conspirators, and discovers connections between the world he knows and the one he’s always questioned. Artful landscapes and exquisitely detailed characters give wonderful dimension to the story, but it’s the profound tale of love and loss that guides this ship home.
78 min. | In English
New York International Children’s Film Festival is dedicated to inspiring, entertaining and educating through innovative film programs that cultivate an appreciation for the arts, stimulate critical thought and promote media literacy.
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$13 ($11 ASF Members)