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Cat in the Wall

 
Eine alleinerziehende Architektin aus Bulgarien versucht in Großbritannien ohne finanzielle Hilfe des Staates auszukommen. Nicht nur die Jobsuche ist schwierig, plötzlich sollen alle Wohnungseigentümer die horrenden Kosten für die Haussanierung begleichen. Gleichzeitig löst die streunende Nachbarskatze eine skurrile soziale Debatte um Gerechtigkeit aus. Die erste fiktionale Arbeit des bislang im Dokumentarischen erfolgreichen Regieduos Mina Mileva und Vesela Kazakova beruht auf realen Ereignissen und richtet den tragikomischen Fokus auf kulturell und sozial bedingte Spannungsverhältnisse. (Ines Ingerle)

Bulgarian single mother Irina is living in a social housing unit in London’s outskirts. Her life is far from idyllic: her attempts to break through as an architect are doomed to fail, as she is consumed by a draining job in a bar, as well as constant fighting with her neighbors. Until, one day, she crosses paths with a stray cat… @Cat in the Wall@ is a solid piece of social realist cinema in the footsteps of British tradition, in which a seemingly insignificant event grows into an edifying allegory on intolerance, xenophobia, and prejudice. (Thessaloniki International Film Festival)

Director's Biography
Mina Mileva: Mina Mileva graduated in animation film directing from La Cambre, Brussels, and Sofia’s Film Academy. In 2008 she and award-winning actress Vesela Kazakova set up their production company Activist38. The duo created political controversy in Bulgaria with their documentaries “Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service” and “The Beast is Still Alive”. “Cat in the Wall” is their first fiction film. Film Selection: Cat in the Wall (2019, Mileva & Kazakova) - The Beast is Still Alive (doc, 2016. Mileva & Kazakova) - Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service (doc, 2014, Mileva & Kazakova) - Because of Her (doc, 2008, Mileva & Kazakova)
Crossing Europe Extracts 2020
Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Bulgarien / Frankreich / Großbritannien 2019
color
92 Minuten
Englisch / Bulgarisch
OmeU
Drehbuch Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Kamera Dimitar Kostov
Schnitt Donka Ivanova
Ton/Sounddesign Georgi Marinov, Stéphane de Rocquigny
Musik Andy Cowton
Mit Irina Atanasova, Angel Genov, Orlin Asenov, Gilda Waugh, Chinwe A Nwokolo, Kadisha Gee Camara, Jon-Jo Inkpen
Produzent*innen Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova, Christophe Bruncher, Lambros Atteshlis
Produktion
Activist38, Ici et Là Productions, Glasshead
Weltvertrieb
Coccinelle Film
Österreichpremiere
Weltpremiere
Locarno Festival 2019
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status:
Austrian Premiere Weltpremiere / World Premiere:
Locarno Festival 2019