Ivan is eight and has a tough time. At school, he’s a daydreamer while letters on a page feel dangerous and hard, and there are too many of them. The bigger boys are always after him during break. Ivan’s dad thinks that Ivan can’t do anything properly and so gives him the name Rubber Tarzan. However, when he meets the crane operator, Ole, Ivan realises that everyone is good at something – you just need to work out what it is.
Gummi Tarzan. Denmark. Feature film. 1981. 99. Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen.
Spoken language: Danish.
Festival section: Folkets bio 50 år.
Age rec. 8+