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The Strange Little Cat. 2013. Germany. Directed by Ramon Zürcher
  • The Strange Little Cat

    2013. Germany. Ramon Zürcher. 72 min.

Post-screening discussion with Ramon Zürcher and producer/co-writer Silvan Zürcher.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center



  • The Strange Little Cat

    2013. Germany. Directed by Ramon Zürcher. In the hands of masters like Jacques Tati, Lucrecia Martel, and Chantal Akerman, cinema that at first appears to merely observe and record is in fact masking intricately constructed commentaries, built from seemingly mundane experiences. In the case of The Strange Little Cat, an extended family-dinner gathering becomes an exquisitely layered confection ready for writer-director Ramon Zürcher’s razor-sharp slicing. A mother desperately trying not to implode and her youngest daughter who explodes constantly form poles between which sons and daughters, aunts and uncles, cats and cousins weave in and around each other in the tight domestic space of a middle-class Berlin flat. Fans of Béla Tarr and Franz Kafka will find much to love, as will devotees of The Berlin School, of which this film represents a third-generation evolution. A comedic examination of the everyday that has been captivating audiences since its premiere at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival. 72 min.

In the Film exhibition New Directors/New Films 2014

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