Romania / 1981 / 99’ / color / cinemascope / Children’s movie / AG
Directed by: Elisabeta Bostan
Screnplay: Vasilica Istrate, after the novel ”Fram, the Polar Bear” by Cezar Petrescu
With: Octavian Cotescu, Carmen Galin, Adrian Vâlcu, Gina Patrichi, Violeta Andrei, Dem Rădulescu
Produced by: Film house 5
It's the beginning of the XXth century. A family of circus people - Lisette (Gina Patrichi) and Cezar Marceloni (Octavian Cotescu) and their two children, Fanny (Carmen Galin) and Geo (Adrian Vîlcu) - lives in the town of Iassy. After Lisette dies, the remaining three members of the family go on a tour to Sankt Petersburg and when they come back they bring Fram, a little polar bear cub. Helped by his father and sister, Geo makes huge efforts to train Fram to do some sensational tricks.
The film premiered in Romania December 21st, 1981.It was produced in co-operation with Mosfilm Studios. It won a Special Mention at Milano Film Festival (1983), Best Directing Prize, Best Actress Prize (Carmen Galin), Best Production Design Prize and Best Costumes Prize in the 1981 edition of the ACIN Awards.