Kiko and the Animals

Yawen Zheng

IndieLisboa 2021 •

France, Switzerland, Animation, 2020, 7′

Kiko is not kind towards animals. On the contrary, be it a chicken, a dog or a rat, here he comes to torment them. Their mission – besides running away from his wrath – will be to show Kiko that they are just like him, beings to whom we must reach out with an open heart.

Director's Bio

Yawen Zheng studied at the Communication University of China, in Beijing. Her graduation film The Song for Rain has been selected for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in 2012 and won the Production Design Award at the Animation Academy Awards of China. She entered the University School of Cinematic Arts of Southern California in 2014 and graduated with a Master’s degree in 2017. Her school films were selected for multiple international festivals.