Father and son have to catch a lion in order to save themselves from the approaching war. Inspired by true events.
ABOUT THE FILM
Jonathan and his son Emile are stranded in the middle of the minefield and the only way out lies in catching a lion escaped from the circus. According to the circus master, they can trap the lion only by playing a special musical piece on a piano. Since there is no piano around, Jonathan will have to use all of his skills and imagination to find one and even put his life at risk in order to ‘catch the lion’.
‘Catching a lion’ is film that deals with human rights and the right to live in a mine free world. It’s also a tool that continues to raise awareness about more than 3 million land mines still buried in the grounds of Ex-Yugoslavia which are left over from the 1990’s war. The film is inspired by true events and director’s personal experience with the mentioned war.
The film was shot on 35mm and was sponsored by Kodak, Arri and Technicolor.
TV rights for Italy, Switzerland and Malta have been acquired by Mediaset Italy.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Long list for JUTRA awards, finalist of Bell Media 2014 best film award.
58. London BFI film festival
26. Helsinki intl film festival
51. Gijon international film festival
32. Edmonton intl film festival
21. Ozu intl film festival
17. Olympia IFF for Children and Young People
6. Santanader intl film festival
15. Fantasia intl film festival
14. Festival du Grain a demoudre
14. Lanzarote intl film festival
6. Lahore intl children film festival
7. Intl shortfilm festival of Bueu
11. FMK intl film festival
5. Seoul ESI film festival