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Film Review: A Cat in Paris

Sometimes, you’re just in the mood for cartoons with a cat. And I don’t mean tom & jerry. This cute animation, A Cat in Paris, is the story of a cat who runs around Paris at night with a burgalar, assisting him in robbing apartments by moonlight. During the day, the cat returns to his owner, a sweet little French girl, for some TLC & snooze time. If you’re a cat lover, and still a child at heart, you will enjoy this French cartoon. Although you can also find it in English, or with subtitles. One of those family movies that everyone likes.  Especially for the cat people!

Watch the trailer here.

A Cat in Paris

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Film Review: Curfew

Curfew is a short film from writer/director, Shawn Christensen, who also stars in this movie. Not surprisingly it won best live action short film at the Oscars earlier this year…I got to see it at last years BFI Film Festival in London & it was really great. It starts off with a 20 something year old man in the bathtub, wrists slit and waiting to die. Until he gets a phone call. He decides to answer it, and it is his sister asking him to babysit for her daughter, urgently. Just this once. Reluctantly, he removes himself from the bathtub, and goes on to babysit the 9-year old.

What follows is an adorable depiction of the relationship between niece and uncle.  The film is only 19 minutes long with beautiful art direction and a great soundtrack. Set in New York, it’s a short that is truly endearing, charming as it is tragic.

Click here to watch the trailer.

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Film Review: The Prophet

This is an impressionistic art film of Khalil Gibran’s classic, The Prophet. Directed by Gary Tarn, the film is simply a narration of Gibran’s book, accompanied by moving images of people, places and nature. Narrated by Thandie Newton, the images include clips from from Beirut to New York to parts of Asia. Most of the colour of the film is faded or black and white, and the filming is often shaky, with fleeting moving images of nature and cities, relating to what is being narrated. Watching the film, you are the observer walking through life, and Newton’s soft narration along with the organic filming technique trasports you into a state of mesmerising calm.

It also comes with a dreamy soundtrack.

The Prophet Film poster

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