CAT IN THE WALL
Original title: CAT IN THE WALL
French title: Le Chat dans le Mur
Bulgarian title: Котка в стената
Year of production: 2019
DCP: 1.85-ratio-25 fps
ISAN number: 0000-0005-6C2D-0000-C-0000-0000-1
A true story of how a cat, stuck in a wall, changes the lives of aspirational migrants, benefit fraudsters and gentrified Brexiteers.
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, that 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 defined characters. This heart-warming tale, based on true events, is this year’s equivalent of director Ken Loach’s, I Daniel Blake.
Cast and Crew
Cast: Irina Atanasova, Angel Genov, Orlin Asenov, Gilda Waugh, Chinwe A Nwokolo, Kadisha Gee Camara, Jon-jo Inkpen, John Harty
Director of Photograpy: Dimitar Kostov
Edited by: Donka Ivanova
Production Design by: Yuliya Kunova
Music by: Andy Cowton
Sound editing: Georgi Marinov
Sound mix: Stéphane de Rocquigny
Focus puller: Galina Vasileva;
Written and directed by: Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova;
Producers: Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova
Production Company: Activsit38
Co-Producers: Christophe Bruncher - Ici et Là Productions (FR), Lambros Atteshlis - Glasshead Limited (UK)
Glasshead Ltd, an independent British TV and film company is acknowledged with a raft of awards including 2 BAFTAs.
Ici et Là Productions here and there geographically as much as editorially, develops, finances, produces and coproduces an eclectic line-up of original feature films.
Région Ile de France, in partnership with CNC,
Creative Europe’s programme MEDIA for development,
Bulgarian National Television,
ARTE development award, The Post Republic, Germany
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