Of cats, moons and water

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Another beautiful animated film discovered by Belli. Pedro Serrazina won three prizes for Estoria do gato e de lua, which he made in 1994 (5:24). Animation: Yann Thual. Music: Manuel Tentugal. Narrator: Joaquim de Almeida. My only criticism: Cats may be fascinated by water, but they don’t swim at all! How does the cat survive that lunge at the moon? Katze, the cat I grew up with, loved to balance on the rim of the bathtub when I was taking a bath, but the few times she fell in, neither of us looked very good afterwards.


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  1. There are some incredibly creative people in the world. Their talent and originality enrich us all.
    There’s nothing quite like a good story. If it’s told with simple clarity in the simplicity of black and white, even someone who doesn’t like cats is caught up in the moment and the plot and stares at the screen, taking in the music and the sensual animation and forgets his cares for a moment. But it’s still not enough to make me want to get a cat. That would take some kind of a miracle.

  2. It took a miracle with me, too, Rod. I’ve always been a dog person, but Katze was about a week old, walking up to my door, tiny, white, yellow eyed, hungry. I hid her under my bed and fed her milk and leftovers until my room started smelling funny and I had to tell my parents. I was 9.
    Cats walk by themselves. You couldn’t really tell this story with a dog as the main character, could you?

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