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Tatsuo Sato’s creative and psychedelic piece, Cat Soup (from the Manga by Nekojiru), is a delightful dreamy quest for the soul.

We follow two cats, a brother and a sister, looking for the the soul of the later.

This mind bending and provocative 32 minutes colorful succession of tableau offers an odd pacing. It is as if we skipped the foreplay, that usually end up as a feature, to go from one insane idea to another and on and on. Sato makes great use of sound, music and drawn imagery giving an unforgettable tone, crossed between its Japanese rooting, but with elements of the Panic Movement and surrealism. There’s plenty of inventiveness and the director manages to create a highly fascinating and troubled universe. A fantastic film.

Not for children though…

Yours to discover

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