30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Cat that Lived a Million Times Japan 2012 | 91 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2013

Tadasuke Kotani

Tadasuke Kotani (*1977) studied film in Osaka, where he also works as a lecturer on film direction. His mid-length film Line (2009) won several awards.

rated for 0 + years
More than 30 years ago, the writer Yoko Sano published a picture book that is passed on from generation to generation. It is the story of a cat with a million lives, a child-friendly philosophical reflection on life, loneliness, love, death and reincarnation. The film revolves around the book: its readers talk about key experiences in their lives and encounters with death. The main character is the 70-year old writer, a resolute and wise old lady, herself on the verge of death. A film about the central role of literature in people's lives.
Original title: 100 mankai ikita neko
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: Japanese
Section: Wort!
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Tadasuke Kotani
Cast: Yoko Sano, Makiko Watanabe, Feng Yan
Producer: Kazuo Osawa, Shuuichi Kase, Shigeki Kinoshita
Director of Photography: Tadasuke Kotani
Music: Cornelius
Production Design:
Editor: Kiyoshi Tsujii, Kazuo Osawa
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: HDCam
German Distributor:
World Sales: CaRTe bLaNChe
Production: nondelaico, contrail, TOFUU


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