The Cat that Lived a Million Times
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The Cat that Lived a Million TimesTadasuke Kotani  // Japan // 2012 // 91 min // Original with English sub. // 18+

Fri, 25 Apr • GoetheHaus • 19:00
Sat, 26 Apr • Kineforum • 20:00

Yoko Sano, a 70-year-old picture book author, was given two years to live due to cancer. While reciting her masterpiece picture book The Cat That Lived a Million Times, published 33 years ago, people talk about their views on life and death in their own lives. Concurrently, Sano is slowly heading towards death. The film captures both Sano and the people who read the book and talk about their lives, which were linked, with the book and its story. The film is a tranquil documentary thinking about life and death based on an exceptional picture book.

Tadasuke Kotani was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1977. He directed Lullaby (2002) during his enrollment in Visual Arts College Osaka, which was then awarded with Semi Grand Prix in the Kyoto International Student Film & Video Festival. His other works are Good Girl (2005) and Line (2008).