A Cat In Paris
A Cat In Paris is a charming, if some-what short French animated film, that seems to draw inspiration for it’s visual style from Amedeo Modigliani. It’s a quirky style that adds a sense of whimsy to an otherwise dark story.
Dino is the cat that gives this film it’s title. Every night she leaves the safety of her home life with little Zoe – a girl trumatised by the Mob killing of her father – and her mother, a police inspector who pours every moment of her life into catching her husbands killer, to go visit local cat burglar Nico, and together they roam the roof tops of Paris in search of buildings to loot.
One night the mute Zoe decides to follow Dino to see where she goes, and along the way stumbles on a conspiracy between the Mobster who killed her father and her nanny. Without having a voice to tell her mother what is going on the Nanny frames Nico who then has to escape police custardy and save Zoe.
The delightful visual style and muted night-time pallet and roof top chases will delight most youngsters and the tale of vengeful Mob bosses will appease any adult viewers, in this nicely packaged film that has option to been seen in it’s original French with English subtitles, or in English, making it a perfect family movie night choice.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read