France / Russia, 2021, 18mn 
Blue Lion
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Синий лев


 Le Lion bleu

 Siniy lev

Directed by : Zoya TROFIMOVA (Зоя ТРОФИМОВА)
Production : IMAKA film

Awards :
First prize Open Russian Festival of Animated Film, Suzdal (Russia), 2022

Plot synopsis
A lonely peasant welcomes home a distressed kitten who one day becomes the big blue lion. But the villagers are afraid, they are suspicious of this creepy-looking stranger and chase him away. The peasant and his animals travel the world to find a place to put their house.

Selected in the following festivals :
- Journées cinématographiques, Saint Denis (France), 2023
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2023
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2022
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2022
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2022
- Open Russian Festival of Animated Film, Suzdal (Russia), 2022
- Festival international du film de La Roche sur Yon, La Roche sur Yon (France), 2021

Photos and videos

LION BLEU trailer from IMAKA FILMS on Vimeo.