Circus has come to town, and the show begins in a few days. Leo and Fred, the lion and his tamer are waiting idly for days until something terrible happens: Leo’s face is covered with red spots. The two performers are in distress: the audience cannot see Leo with a face like this! They roam the city every night and paint spots on posters to make Leo’s face identical to reality. One night they discover the cause of the red spots. Sleeplessly through the night, they are squatting mosquitoes on each other’s face. By the next show, the spots are gone from their heads, swollen from last night’s slaps.
- Prix Jeunesse International 1988