V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

merkwürdige Kätzchen

V' 13

Das merkwürdige Kätzchen

The Strange Little Cat

Ramon Zürcher
D, 2013
Fiction, 72min, OmeU

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Das merkwürdige Kätzchen

Ramon Zürcher
D, 2013
Fiction, 72min, OmeU

Actors: 
Jenny Schily
Mother
Anjorka Strechel
Karin
Mia Kasalo
Clara
Luk Pfaff
Simon
Matthias Dittmer
Father
Armin Marewski
Brother-in-law
Leon Alan Beiersdorf
Jonas
Sabine Werner
Aunt
Kathleen Morgeneyer
Hanna
Monika Hetterle
Grandmother
Screenplay: 
Ramon Zürcher
Sound: 
Benjamin Kalisch
Camera: 
Alexander Haßkerl
Editor: 
Ramon Zürcher
Composer: 
Thee More Shallows
Decoration: 
Matthias Werner
Sabine Kassebaum
Costume: 
Dorothée Bach

Production: 
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb)
World Sales: 
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb)
Format: 
DCP
Color

If the hardest thing is to make things look easy, then this minimalist gem of a German film is pure magic. Three generations of a family (and an orange cat) meet during the course of a long day for something that, if all things go according to plan, is meant to end with a dinner. We are in a small apartment in Berlin, and nothing is too insignificant to become a part of the symphony of chain reactions and coincidences that progress as the day passes, seemingly directed by an invisible hand. In short, this is a both homely and deeply eerie sitcom, which could have been directed by Jacques Tati. With perfect precision and a sense of paradoxical, prosaic poetry, debut filmmaker (and former video artist) Ramon Zürcher guides us into the surreal mystery of everyday rituals. An absurd world that you have to experience for yourself to believe. Distanced, but warm, and incredibly funny without trying to be so. (Copenhagen Film Festival)

In the presence of Ramon Zürcher, Jenny Schily (actress), Silvan Zürcher (producer), Myriam Eichler (executive producer) and Ágnes Pákozdi (lighting).

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