Poland. Direction: Janusz Majewski. Production: Ryszard Straszewski / Zespół Filmowy Tor. Screenplay: Janusz Majewski. Photography: Stefan Matyjaszkiewicz. Music: Wojciech Kilar. Edition: Lidia Zonn. Cast: Józef Duriasz, Edmund Fetting, Gustaw Lutkiewicz, Małgorzata Braunek, Zofia Mrozowska. Running time: 100 min.
LANGUAGE: Polish / SUBTITLES: Basque
A German evangelical pastor travels to a distant region of Lithuania to study local folklore and check a translation of the Gospels into Samogitia. He will be staying in the castle of a strange count whose mother lost her mind years previously after being attacked by a bear, just before falling pregnant, giving rise to the ensuing rumours in the region about the true origin of the aristocrat, who guides his guest through some of the traditions and festivities of the Baltic lands over several weeks. A new work from the fantastic Pole from this era, based on a story by Prosper Mérimée.