Ciné club: “The Rabbi’s Cat” by Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux

Date: Friday 27th April 2018

Time: 7pm

Venue: Alliance Française Cambridge – 60 Hills Road CB2 1LA

Price: Free – No booking required

English subtitles – 12+

Year of release: 2011
Director: Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux
Actors: François Morel, Hafsia Herzi, Maurice Bénichou, Fellag…
Running Time: 1h20


Based on the best-selling graphic novel by Joann Sfar, The Rabbi’s Cat tells the story of a rabbi and his talking cat – a sharp-tongued feline philosopher brimming with scathing humor and a less than pure love for the rabbi’s voluptuous teenage daughter. Algeria in the 1930s is an intersection of Jewish, Arab and French culture. A cat belonging to a widowed rabbi and his beautiful daughter, Zlabya, eats the family parrot and miraculously gains the ability to speak.