Ailo's Journey /
Ailo, a reindeer born just a little prematurely, spends the first year of his life on a long, arduous journey across Lapland. In the white frozen expanses of the polar circle, he encounters squirrels and bears, vultures and wolves; and because he is only a cub, his mother watches over him. At the end of the journey, Ailo will be all grown up. He will learn to run, flee, hide, leap across the snow, and tell friend from foe. The camera follows the young reindeer closely—breathtakingly so—but does not neglect to show the wilderness in all its glory: the snow-covered trees resembling bizarre statues, and the night sky glimmering with countless stars.