Out of the rubble of the Soviet Union, she is ready to pounce: the invincible lioness - determined, reckless, and exhausted from the pursuit of finding security for herself and her cub, her reflection, her mirror, her child LEV.. Upon their arrival in Germany, a new jouney into the unknown begins.
LEV is a surrealistic German-Russian fairy tale about a young man who retreats to the world of his imagination in order to escape the problems of the real world.
The young LEV uses his imaginary world as an escape, and as a tool to interpret the world around him. All the while his mother finds herself a prisoner in the cultural trappings of traditional motherhood. They both flee in order to find a better life together.
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