A lunar eclipse obscures the relation between a lion and its tamer.

In the darkness of a lunar eclipse, the circus act of the lion tamer turns into an ambiguous game of hide and seek. Intermittent light reveals movement, the shapes of the lion and its tamer forever mutating as they chase one another in the dark. Boundaries between both creatures blur in a dream-like spectacle reminiscent of animation in its early days.

Music by Bart Maris
KASK School of Arts 2014
© Jacky De Groen

Bornshorts Festival 2014, Denmark
AnimaSyros 2014, Greece
GIRAF 2014, Canada
Leuven International Short Film Festival 2014, Belgium
Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers 2015, France
Ciné Privé 2015, Belgium
Anima 2015, Belgium
Holland Animation Film Festival 2015, The Netherlands
Fête de l Anim’ Lille 2015, France
Flatpack Film Festival 2015, UK
Ann Arbor Film Festival 2015, USA
Athens Animfest 2015, Greece
Young Vagrants 2015, Belgium
Images Festival Toronto 2015, Canada
IndieLisboa 2015, Portugal
Flemish Film Festival 2015, The Netherlands
Australian International Animation Festival 2015, Australia
Animasivo 2015, Mexico
Ann Arbor Summer Festival 2015, USA
FEST New Directors New Films 2015, Portugal
Melbourne International Animation Festival 2015, Australia
Fest Anča 2015, Slovakia
Countryside Animafest Cyprus 2015, Cyprus
Insomnia International Animation Festival 2015, Russia
Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt 2015, Germany
International Kansk Video Festival 2015, Russia
Ottawa International Animation Festival 2015, Canada
Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS 2015, Latvia
Kloosterkino 2015, The Netherlands
Thessaloniki Animation Festival 2015, Greece
Cinema Bioscoop Festival 2015, The Netherlands
Bogota Experimental Film Festival 2015, Colombia
No Gloss Film Festival 2015, UK
Anim’est 2015, Romania
L’Alternativa 2015, Spain
Locomocion Festival de Animacion 2015, Mexico
Japan Media Arts Festival 2016, Japan
Animex Awards 2016, UK
GLAS Animation Festival 2016, USA
Filmfest Dresden 2016, Germany
Summer Animateka 2016, Slovenia