At the Sundance closing ceremony on Saturday, “Teddy Bear” was honoured with the award for best direction in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. The film is Mads Matthiesen’s feature debut.
“Teddy Bear” is the story of a man, bodybuilder Dennis (international champion Kim Kold) who lives alone with his dominating mother and wants desperately to find true love. He decides to try out his luck in Thailand and travels to Pattaya to find his coming bride.
Mads Matthiesen participated at Sundance with his short film “Dennis” in 2008, also with Kim Kold in the lead.