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The Polar Boy

The Polar Boy

Anu Aun

Estonia | 2016 | Genre: Coming of Age, Drama | first feature film | running time: 97’

festivals & awards

TorinoFilmLab, Torino Film Festival 2016


Mattias is a young talented photographer in his final year of secondary school, who has a dream to become a student of the Berlin Arts Academy. He unexpectedly falls in love with a wild red-haired beauty Hanna, who doesn't seem to take him seriously unless he proves to be just as adventurous and unpredictable as she is. Mattias risks his whole future by breaking the law together with Hanna, but ends up destroying the girl he loves. Hanna appears to suffer from bipolar disorder, the most dangerous effects of which are triggered by alcohol and drugs. Saving Hanna from herself, Mattias commits a crime that could end up putting him behind bars. His only solution for avoiding jail time is to get himself declared irresponsible. In order to achieve that, Mattias would have to start faking the illness his girlfriend already has - bipolarity.


The Polar Boy
original title



Coming of Age, Drama



running time


produced by

Luxfilm - Estonia

directed by

Anu Aun

A talented young man is forced to choose between his love and passion for a very complicated girl and the call of the art of photography.
TFL Programmes

Script&Pitch 2008

Anu Aun

Scriptwriter, Film Director