Cat in the Wall

(orig. Cat in the Wall)

  • Cat in the Wall

German PremiereBulgaria, United Kingdom, France 2019Language:English, BulgarianSubtitles:German, EnglishDirector:Mina Mileva, Vesela KazakovaWriter:Mina Mileva, Vesela KazakovaCinematographer:Dimitar KostovEditor:Donka IvanovaMusic:Andy CowtonSound:Georgi Marinov, Stéphane de RocquignyWith:Irina Atanasova, Angel Genov, Orlin Asenov, Gilda WaughProducer:Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova, Lambros Atteshlis, Christophe BruncherProduction Company:Activsit38Distributor:Coccinelle Film Placement92 min, Colour

The cat is trapped; Based on true story, the film creates a parable of a trapped society. South-East London: in a decrepit housing complex of a multicultural neighbourhood, Irina, her brother Vlado, and her son Jojo, immigrants from Bulgaria, try to make ends meet. Irina, an architect, is already furious about the unfair allocation of redevelopment costs when her family gets into a neighbourhood dispute about a stray cat. CAT IN THE WALL is a delightfully ironic social drama unfolding against the backdrop of gentrification and Brexit.

Director's Biography:The name Piet Oudolf, Dutch garden designer and landscape architect, famous for projects such as the New York High Line - designed in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro - stands for a new garden art. „Plants are like characters, I stage them, and I compose with them”, this is how Oudolf describes his artistic approach. Thomas Piper’s evocative film portrait uncovers Oudolf’s creative processes and views, starting from the first sketches and conceptual designs, through his philosophical and aesthetical credos, up to the ecological implications of his work. Thus, the filmmaker manages to convey the emotional spectrum of an art, which centers its attention on the beauty of transience.

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