Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

The Elephant and the Bicycle (Le Vélo de l'éléphant)

Ajyal Competition

Olesya Shchukina / Short Narrative / France, Belgium / 2014 / 9 min / Colour / DCP2K
In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Interests: Animation
MENA Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.


As the work day begins, people spill out of their houses and in turn spill garbage all over their pristine avenue. A streetcleaner (who happens to be an elephant!) cleans up after these messy humans, happily sweeping his way through the day and spending his earnings on bananas. One day he sees a billboard for a bicycle, and becomes fixated – he must get his trunk on that red two-wheeler! Fun, touching and beautifully drawn, Olesya Shchukina’s short is sure to delight.

Official Film Website


Olesya Shchukina
Olesya Shchukina
Corinne Destombes, Arnaud Demuynck
Yan Volsy
Production Company
Folimage, La Boîte, … Productions

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