Evgenia Zhirkova

Russia, 2019 / 5 min / without words / animation

Part of the short film collection Un petit air de famille

When your Mummy is strict and neat, your new four-legged friend is not exactly welcome.

In a small prehistoric cave lives a strange family. Mummy is hard at work while Daddy and Baby are making friends with the forest animals. The strict mother just wants the cave clean and everyone well-fed and health. So how to convince her to welcome all of the new four-legged friends into the family? Maybe Daddy and Baby will have to give her a hand in building a bigger house, one stone at a time.


Sun 08/03 11:00 Cinémathèque without words Public
Mon 09/03 09:00 CNA Dudelange without words Scolaire
Wed 11/03 08:45 Cinémathèque without words Scolaire
Fri 13/03 08:45 Ciné Utopia without words Scolaire
Sun 15/03 16:30 Ciné Utopia without words Public
Cast & Credits
Evgenia Zhirkova
Alexey Kuznetsov
Daniil Lenzi, Ilya Neboslov
Little KMBO

Born in 1986, Evgenia Zhirkova is a Russian animator and director. After graduating from the International Lyceum of Animation in Moscow, she worked for a number of animation studios including Pilot, Animos and SHAR as well as on the animated series The Many Faces of Russia (2007–2009) and on numerous animated films. Recently, she started directing her own animated shorts including The Flying Boy (2014) and Go Be Fat Somewhere Else (2016). In 2019, her film Dragon Sledge (2017) screened in the Luxembourg City Film Festival’s Young Audiences Programme as part of the short film programme Two Trams.

  • 2019 – Dobroe serdtse (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 2017 – Devotchka Drakon i Papa (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 2016 – Žirnaja-Žirnaja (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 2014 – Letajuščij Malčík (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)