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Directed by: Jérôme BOUVIER

International Wildlife Film Festival - Missoula, Montana, USA
Merit Award for Script and Photography

Bird and Wildlife Film Festival - Abbeville, France
Nature Award and Public Award

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In a remote fjord in Spitzberg, filmmaker Jerome BOUVIER spent a year following the incredible destiny of a polar bear family in a rapidly changing environment.

The result is a universal and dramatic tale of survival. Casting brother and sister twin cubs, this tale focuses on their education and reveals their individual characters: while the young male imitates mother’s seal hunting techniques, his sister plays or rests.After the weaning period, the animals need to fend for themselves and adapt what they’ve learnt to the ever-warmer summers.
While the female tries in vain to hunt walruses, her brother successfully hunts for seals resting on drifting icebergs. Reducing her diet to easy-to-catch eider eggs and kelp, the she-bear can’t sustain the energy requirements of her immense body. Growing thinner as rapidly as the glaciers, she fasts and finally meets a fatal end. Fortunately, her skilled brother reaches sexual maturity and migrates North to adapt to the changing conditions.