The Strange Little Cat

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Siblings Karin and Simon are visiting their parents and their little sister Clara. That evening, other relatives will be joining them for dinner. This sequence of family scenes in a Berlin flat creates a wondrous world of the everyday: Coming and going, conversations, all manner of doings, each movement leading to the next, one word following another. It is a carefully staged chain reaction of actions and sentences. And in between, silent gazes and anecdotes about experiences. Putting the absurdities of daily life on display, the flm assembles seemingly unspectacular details and snippets into an exciting choreography of everyday life. (c) KimStim

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  • Nothing much happens. A cat makes a move and purrs. Someone is reprimanded for not tucking in his shirt.

    Aug 21, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4
  • From the very first shot, we are clued in that there are depths of strangeness to be plumbed in even the smallest and most banal interactions.

    Aug 1, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A radically disorienting, disarmingly odd first feature from Ramon Zürcher.

    Jul 31, 2014 | Full Review…
  • One of the most confident and unusual first features in recent memory.

    Jul 31, 2014 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • A fresh and original debut that is purely pleasurable.

    Jul 29, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Despite all that it withholds, The Strange Little Cat ultimately proves a far more revealing form of family portrait.

    Jul 29, 2014 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Variety
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