Sasha, a young aristocrat girl growing up in Russia at the end of the 19th century, dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole. Oloukine has passed on his calling as an explorer to Sasha, but her parents, who have already made the arrangements for their daughter's marriage, do not approve in the least. So Sasha rebels against her destiny, flees her home and resolves to join Oloukine...a long way North.
"Smart, exciting, and sharply characterized,
this French-Danish animation is family entertainment of the highest order"
"A complete pleasure, a gorgeous piece of wide-screen animation
that is delightful as it is unexpected"
Los Angeles Times
"[Has] a certain low-key charm in an age of fast-moving sagas