The Rabbi's Cat (Le chat du rabbin)

The Rabbi's Cat
  • 2011
  • France / Austria
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Antoine Delesvaux, Joann Sfar
  • Written by: Sandrina Jardel, Joann Sfar
  • Cast: Voices of François Morel, Maurice Bénichou, Hafsia Herzi
  • Language: French

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Adapted from the celebrated graphic novel, The Rabbi's Cat tells the story of a rabbi and his feline philosopher. After devouring the family parrot, the rabbi's cat gains the ability to speak ­ much to his master's disapproval. The rabbi vows to educate him in the ways of the Torah but the cat is more interested in his Bar Mitzvah. When a mysterious stranger arrives in the city, the Rabbi and his companion set of on a journey into the unknown heart of Africa. Winner of Annecy Animation Film Festival Crystal for Best Feature, The Rabbi's Cat is a colourful comedy set in the hazy days of pre-war Algeria. 3D: £1.50 on top of ticket prices. Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2012: Youth Film Festival.

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