The Strange Little Cat

GermanyDas merkwürdige Kätzchen / 72 minutes / Germany / 2013 / Ramon Zürcher



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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 film assembles seemingly unspectacular details and snippets into an exciting choreography of everyday life.
English language title: The Strange Little Cat

Original language title: Das Merkwürdige Kätzchen
Running time: 72 minutes
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Director: Ramon Zürcher
Producer: Ramon Zürcher
Screenwriter: Ramon Zürcher
Principal cast: Jenny Schily, Anjorka Strechel, Mia Kasalo, Luk Pfaff, Matthias Dittmer, Armin Marewski, Leon Alan Beiersdorf, Sabine Werner, Kathleen Morgeneyer, Monika Hetterle, Gustav Körner, Lea Draeger
Distributor (include US if any): kimstim
Production company: German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb)
Year of release in home company: 2013



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Date(s) - 09/21/2014
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall


All screenings are overbooked to ensure capacity, and reservations will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis. It is important to arrive early to best ensure your seats, and seating is not guaranteed in advance based on reservations.


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