Pelicanman is a family film directed by Liisa Helminen who has won several awards for her earlier children’s films.
The film is based on the children’s novel Ihmisen Vaatteissa (In Human Clothes) by award-winning Finnish author Leena Krohn.
Ten-year old Emil leaves the countryside where he grew up and moves to town with his mother.
At the same time a Pelican lands on a sandy beach, not far from the town, and finds some clothes. He puts them on and takes his first steps as a human. He hitches a ride and discovers the town. He moves into a flat in the same block where Emil lives. The Pelican is unaware of the landlady’s allergy to birds.