Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
A pastor stays at the home of a young nobleman when he comes to study folklore in Estonia. A local doctor tells the pastor his host may be the union of a bear and the man's addle-brained mother. When the young noble is married, he disappears into the woods while his wife remains behind suffering from bite marks. Out of sheer boredom, the doctor had perpetuated the story to alarm visitors of the small village, and the pastor questions his faith when he believes him in this slow-moving, mysterious folk tale.
aristocracy, bishop, religion