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ZIBILLA Starting at a new school is tough, especially when you are bullied. Zibilla, a zebra adopted by a family of horses, begins to hate the stripes that make her different. When her favourite toy is lost, she impulsively goes looking for it and finds herself at a circus whose main act, a lion, has escaped. The lion’s keeper is so desperate for the show to go on that he dresses up as the lion to perform the act. By helping to find the real lion, Zibilla will also find the confidence to be herself and be accepted by the other children. SWITZERLAND / BELGIUM Animation, 26 min., 2019 ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: 2D computer animation ORIGINAL LANGUAGES: German, French SCREENPLAY: Pierre-Luc Granjon, David Bredel PRODUCTION: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva / La Boîte, … Productions, Brussels / RTS SWISS PRODUCERS: Nicolas Burlet, Zoltán Horváth
WORLD RIGHTS: Nadasdy Film Sarl, Geneva www.nadasdyfilm.ch WORLD PREMIERE: Berlinale 2019, Generation Kplus
ISABELLE FAVEZ * 1974. Isabelle Favez is one of Switzerland’s most acclaimed animation filmmakers. She studied Film at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and has directed many awardwinning animated shorts for children. As artist in residence at the studio Folimage in Valence she completed her award-winning short CIRCUIT MARINE (2003). It premiered at the Berlinale Generation as did her short AIR-MAIL (2015), which became a big festival hit.
directed by Isabelle Favez
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