Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the beautiful Danish animated film THE GREAT BEAR. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film:
The bear in question is not Yogi or Boo-Boo, a panda or a polar bear, nor a koala. He's bigger than a brontosaurus and pine trees grow on his back; yet he's cuddlier than a new puppy. Six-year-old Sophie thinks he's adorable, but her older brother Jonathan is scared - after all, it's his fault they're lost in the forbidden forest. He should have taken care of his sibling, but he didn't, and now she's riding around on the snout of a massive creature. Jonathan sets out to save Sophie - although the bright-as-a-button tot clearly doesn't need his help. A crazy hunter enlists his help to find the bear and belatedly Jonathan realises little Sophie was right all along. This charming Nordic tale is populated with wonderful characters and is beautifully animated in a style reminiscent of Hayao Miyazaki's eco-fairy tale Princess Mononoke.
Embedded below is the trailer with English subtitles.