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A household stirs in The Strange Little Cat. People talk, observe, and reminisce. Breakfast is had while a man comes to complete repairs on a washing machine. He brought his son with him, who is fascinated by the household’s animal politics. The matriarch discusses movie theater etiquette. Her daughter engages in a spiel about the aerodynamics of orange peel skins. A bottle spins. We watch. A dinner comes where extended family gather in a ritual that looks to have been passed down - with the prospect of it being passed down from one generation to the other. That might be all that happens in The Strange Little Cat. But what Ramon Zürcher’s amazing debut feature does is provide you with a very inviting, funny, and warm atmosphere that washes over you, possessing a peaceful calm so few films are able to achieve.Read More