Ramon Zürcher's The Strange Little Cat will debut on Fandor as well as begin live theatrically at The Film Society of Lincoln Center starting August 1, 2014.
Writer/director Ramon Zürcher explores the deeper meaning of the trivial in this droll narrative centered on a seemingly uneventful day in the life of a Berlin family. Siblings Karin and Simon return home to visit their parents and younger sister and to help prepare dinner for their extended family. Events unfold leisurely, but with plenty of underlying and unstated tensions inevitable in a flat overstuffed with a mother, father, children, grandmother and cat. The eponymous ginger feline offers consolation and possibly the film’s point of view.
Denis Lim from The New York Times reports, "The domestic environment in the movie, with its hyperactive children and pets, short-circuited cross-talk and roaring kitchen appliances, is at once highly choreographed and buzzing with life; everyday actions and conversations take on a syncopated strangeness and a balletic grace."
The Strange Little Cat made its World Premiere at the Berlin Int'l Film Festival 2013 (International Forum of New Cinema), and also played at many other film festivals, including CPH PIX 2013 (Main Competition, Prize: New Talent Grand PIX Award), Cannes Film Festival 2013 (ACID Programmation), Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2013 (Wavelengths), AFI FEST Los Angeles 2013 (Competition New Auteurs) and New Directors/New Films 2014.
Starting August 1, 2014, THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT will have a theatrical run at The Film Society of Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, click here for more information. The film will be available to stream on Fandor starting August 1st here. The film is in German with English subtitles.
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