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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John Hartl
Seattle Times

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

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

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

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Michael Sicinski
Cinema Scope

The Strange Little Cat is a film that prioritizes confinement, small movements within that confinement, and the unexpected alleviation of that confinement through imagination and memory.

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Sheila O'Malley

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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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

A fresh and original debut that is purely pleasurable.

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Peter Labuza
The Film Stage

A feature that will require multiple viewings, but ones which will pass by briskly and pleasurably so.

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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

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

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Ray Pride

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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