The Strange Little Cat / Das merkwürdige Kätzchen
Ramon Zürcher, Germany, 2013
Directed by: Ramon Zürcher
Script: Ramon Zürcher
Producer: Johanna Bergel, Silvan Zürcher
Production company: Deutsche Film & Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb)
Cinematography: Alexander Haßkerl
Editing: Ramon Zürcher
Music: Thee More Shallows
Cast: Anjorka Strechel, Jenny Schily, Luk Pfaff, Lea Draeger, Armin Marewski, Mia Kasalo
Format: DCP
Running time: 72'

Two siblings in their twenties return home for a family gathering, where three generations are convening for dinner overseen by a cool, reserved matriarch. The luminous and increasingly cramped Berlin apartment becomes a veritable hive of activity that ranges from the everyday to the eccentric: terse onion-chopping, compulsive mini-screaming fits set off by the whirring of kitchen appliances, a pesky moth, a blinking, buzzing remote-control helicopter. Even the pets partake in this tightly orchestrated domestic dance, where passive aggression is tinged with as much love and tenderness as resentment.

Awards and Festivals
CPH PIX 2013 – New Talent Grand Prix
Berlin International Film Festival 2013
Toronto International Film Festival 2013

Directors Biography
Ramon Zürcher studied video at Bern University of the Arts before enrolling in the German Film and Television Academy Berlin to pursue a course in directing. He describes his feature debut 'The Strange Little Cat' as ‘a horror movie without any horror.’

Location and screening schedule:
CINEMA TUŠKANAC, Thursday, October 24th at 19.00
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Friday, October 25th at 21.00