A BEAR JUDGES THE BRIDES. A MANSI STORY
|Original title||KARU HINDAB PRUUTE. MANSI LUGU|
|English title||A BEAR JUDGES THE BRIDES. A MANSI STORY|
|Script Author||Martinus Klemet|
|Art Director||Martinus Klemet|
|Song Performed by||Roman Sainahhov|
|Sound Design||Horret Kuus|
© 2016 Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Eesti Joonisfilm
3’03″ / DCP / 1,85:1 / colour / 5.1
A young Mansi man wanted to get married. A bear chosen by the old men was to assess the worth of the bride. A woman shaman, Mother of Mothers, took the first girl to the bear. It silently moved its lips: the girls was poorly behaved. The young man picked another girl who was also taken to the bear. The girl took fright and paled: she would die young.
But the third girl blushed: she was of good behaviour and would live long. The bear left quietly.