Lion Bleu (Blue Lion)

A lonely peasant welcomes home a distressed kitten who one day becomes a big blue lion. But the villagers are afraid, they are suspicious of this creepy-looking stranger and chase him away. So the peasant sets up his house on a cart, picks up the lion and his cow, then leaves. Only his birch tree remains, which could not be uprooted… 

*Italian premiere

Lion Bleu (Blue Lion)

by Zoia Trofimova,

France 2021,



Zoia Trofimova was born on 25th April 1969. She attended the Yekaterinburg Fine Arts School from 1984 to 1988, becoming an animation assistant in the city’s studios. From 1989 to 1995 she studied cinema in Moscow VGIK and in 1999-2001 she won “La Résidence d’Artistes” organized by Folimage in Valence. She works as a director, graphic creator and chief decorator in short and feature films.

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