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Cat in the Wall

This terrific comedy-drama is set on a southeast London council estate, which is riven by social and economic divisions and threatened by the all-consuming force of gentrification. Irina, a Bulgarian woman lives there with her small son and her brother. The lift serves as a toilet, the multi-cultural residents exchange shouts rather than pleasantries, and an expensive refurbishment is undesired but must be paid for. And in the midst of this: an apparently owner-less cat which has had enough of the heated atmosphere barricades itself ‘in the wall’, requiring the residents to collaborate. “Cat in the Wall” is an arresting critique of society, a whirlpool of emotions from despair to joie de vivre conveyed by strongly delineated characters. This heart-warming tale, shot in a documentary style, is this year’s equivalent of director Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake.

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Directors

Credits

Directors:

Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova

Producer:

Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova, Lambros Atteshlis, Christophe Bruncher

Screenwriter:

Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova

Cinematographer:

Dimitar Kostov

Editor:

Donka Ivanova

Production Designer:

Yuliya Kunova

Sound Designer:

Georgi Marinov, Stéphane de Rocquigny

Music:

Andy Cowton

Principal Cast:

Irina Atanasova, Angel Genov, Orlin Asenov, Gilda Waugh, Chinwe A. Nwokolo, Kadisha Gee Camara, Jon-jo Inkpen, John Harty

Contact

Distributor:

Raffaella Pontarelli; Francesca Breccia
rpontarelli@coccinellefilm.com

Public Film Contact:

Mina Mileva
Activist38 ltd.
mina@activist38.com
+447949639337

Publicity Contact:

Raffaella Pontarelli
rpontarelli@coccinellefilm.com
+447521210564

Sales Agent:

Coccinelle Film Placement; rpontarelli@coccinellefilm.com; fbreccia@coccinellefilm.com

Details

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Format:

Narrative Feature

Type:

Screening

Track:

Global

Year:

2019

Premiere Status:

North American Premiere

Genre:

["Drama"]

Screening Section:

Global

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Country:

United Kingdom

Language:

English, Bulgarian

Runtime:

92 mins