The Strange Little Cat
The Strange Little Cat (2014)

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:… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 1, 2014
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Hartl
Seattle Times

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

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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

A fresh and original debut that is purely pleasurable.

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Ray Pride
Newcity

Its tasty strangeness, beginning with the characters' behavior and extending to jolting play with editing, framing and sound design, leaves a lovely savor and a lyrical aftertaste.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

A radically disorienting, disarmingly odd first feature from Ramon Zürcher.

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Peter Debruge
Variety

Despite all that it withholds, The Strange Little Cat ultimately proves a far more revealing form of family portrait.

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

"...a beautiful, mysterious, beguiling cinematic doodle, and an absolute master class in mise-en-scène, unfolding in odd, fragmented frames and precisely choreographed movement within those frames."

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

One of the most confident and unusual first features in recent memory.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice

The words "student film" can strike terror in the bravest of hearts, but fear not The Strange Little Cat.

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Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com

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.

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