"The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear"
Directed by Jannik Hastrup
A delightful Inuit fairytale forms the basis of this
marvelous animated feature by the internationally acclaimed "Danish
grandmaster of animation", Jannik Hastrup. When an arctic polar bear gives
birth to a stillborn cub, the cub's father searches far and wide to find a
replacement. Surprisingly, that replacement turns out to be a newborn human
baby, and together the bears raise the child as one of their own. Winner of
the Adult Jury Award and Children's Jury Award at the 2003 Chicago
International Children's Film Festival. 75 minutes.