The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear

Directed by Jannik Hastrup Saturday, November 26th at 3 PM - Sunday, December 4th

Denmark, co-produced with France - 2008 - Color - 78’ - Dubbed in Arabic

Story line

In a den in the fells a polar bear gives birth to a cub, but the cub is stillborn. The polar bear is grief-stricken, and lies down on the ice to die. Her mate steals a baby from a family and the little boy is raised by the she-bear, learning all the skills a bear requires. But the woman who lost her baby boy grieves deeply and her husband vows to return him to her.

festival & award


2003 :
Special Mention, Grand Prix of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk, Berlin Film Festival
2003 :
Jury Award, Children’s Jury Award, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival