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Cat in the Wall

Bulgarian single mother Irina is living in a social housing unit in London’s outskirts. Her life is far from idyllic: her attempts to break through as an architect are doomed to fail, as she is consumed by a draining job in a bar, as well as constant fighting with her neighbors. Until, one day, she crosses paths with a stray cat… @Cat in the Wall@ is a solid piece of social realist cinema in the footsteps of British tradition, in which a seemingly insignificant event grows into an edifying allegory on intolerance, xenophobia, and prejudice. (Thessaloniki International Film Festival)

Director's Biography
Mina Mileva: Mina Mileva graduated in animation film directing from La Cambre, Brussels, and Sofia’s Film Academy. In 2008 she and award-winning actress Vesela Kazakova set up their production company Activist38. The duo created political controversy in Bulgaria with their documentaries “Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service” and “The Beast is Still Alive”. “Cat in the Wall” is their first fiction film. Film Selection: Cat in the Wall (2019, Mileva & Kazakova) - The Beast is Still Alive (doc, 2016. Mileva & Kazakova) - Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service (doc, 2014, Mileva & Kazakova) - Because of Her (doc, 2008, Mileva & Kazakova)
Crossing Europe Extracts 2020
Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Bulgaria / France / Great Britain 2019
92 minutes
English / Bulgarian
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
Cinematography Dimitar Kostov
Editing Donka Ivanova
Sound/Sounddesign Georgi Marinov, Stéphane de Rocquigny
Music Andy Cowton
With Irina Atanasova, Angel Genov, Orlin Asenov, Gilda Waugh, Chinwe A Nwokolo, Kadisha Gee Camara, Jon-Jo Inkpen
Producer(s) Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova, Christophe Bruncher, Lambros Atteshlis
Activist38, Ici et Là Productions, Glasshead
World Sales
Coccinelle Film
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Locarno Festival 2019
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status:
Austrian Premiere Weltpremiere / World Premiere:
Locarno Festival 2019