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  • Summary: A seemingly unspectacular family get-together becomes an exciting choreography of the everyday.
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  1. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Jul 31, 2014
    100
    Mr. Zürcher has concocted something intimate yet otherworldly with this highly original debut.
  2. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Jul 30, 2014
    91
    Ramon Zürcher’s miniature debut, The Strange Little Cat, is one of the most confident and unusual first features in recent memory.
  3. Reviewed by: Jessica Kiang
    Jul 28, 2014
    83
    This kind of vérité surrealism doesn’t come along very often, and the glorious oddness that Zurcher manages to infuse into even the most routinely domestic activities is really the gift the film keeps on giving.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Jul 29, 2014
    80
    This odd little wonder captures the delicate textures and shadowy half-secrets of family life, mapping them out in a mosaic of fragmented dialogue and half-poetic, half-prosaic images.
  5. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Aug 1, 2014
    75
    Strange and creepy and entertaining.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Aug 4, 2014
    70
    A beautiful, mysterious, beguiling cinematic doodle, and an absolute master class in mise-en-scène, unfolding in odd, fragmented frames and precisely choreographed movement within those frames.
  7. Reviewed by: John Semley
    Jul 28, 2014
    63
    As pleasant and effortless as Ramon Zürcher makes his formal persnicketiness and Akermanian aesthetic rigor seem, his film feels lightweight.

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