Pollard Memorial Library’s Monthly Independent Film Night
Every Second Thursday of the Month – Free admission!
401 Merrimack Street, Lowell – Ground Floor Meeting Room
Coming Thursday, May 9th:
Directed by Mads Matthiesen
Denmark | 2012, 92 min | Danish, English & Thai with English Subtitles | NR
Thirty-eight year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love. He’s never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a girl from Thailand, Dennis decides to try his own luck on a trip to Pattaya, as it seems that love is easier to find in Thailand. He knows that his mother would never accept another woman in his life, so he lies and tells her that he is going to Germany to enter a body-building competition. The hectic city of Pattaya is a huge culture shock for the soft-hearted body-builder who’s never traveled, and the intrusive Thai girls give big bruises to Dennis’ naive picture of what love should be like. But just when he’s about to lose hope, he unexpectedly meets the Thai woman Toi, and their own story begins.
Based on director Mads Matthiesen’s short film Dennis, this award-winning follow-up is the perfect mix of romantic punch, heartfelt warmth, and indie film beauty. See it right here in Lowell on Thursday, May 9, with free admission, courtesy of the Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library. As always, we give big thanks to Community Planning Librarian Sean Thibodeau and all the great people at the Pollard for bringing more independent film to Lowell!
[Below: Mads Matthiesen’s amazing short film Dennis]
Teddy Bear – Awards & Distinctions
Winner: Director’s Award – Sundance Film Festival
Winner: Best Performance – Transylvania International Film Festival
Official Selection: Los Angeles Film Festival
Official Selection: New Directors/New Films
Official Selection: Sarasota Film Festival
Official Selection: Dallas International Film Festival
Official Selection: Luxembourg Film Festival