A Cat in Paris

Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11am
Followed by a Q&A with a special guest
Grades 2–8 • 65 min • In French with English subtitles

This Academy Award–nominated animated film from directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol is a beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the Paris’s shadow-drenched alleyways.

Dino is a cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little girl whose mother is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night Dino sneaks out the window to work with Nico—a slinky cat burglar with a big heart—whose fluid movements are poetry in motion as he evades captors and glides from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline.

A unique mix of film noir, coming-of-age story, comedy, and a touch of fantasy A Cat in Paris is a warm and humorous love letter to adventure films, with a jazz soundtrack featuring Billie Holiday.

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