A Cat in Paris Foreign/Art House
From Folimage, the animation studio behind "Mia & the Migoo" and "Raining Cats and Frogs," comes a beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the shadow-drenched alleyways of Paris.
Dino is a pet cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little mute girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night he sneaks out the window to work with Nico - a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion – as he evades captors and slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline. The cat’s two worlds collide when young Zoe decides to follow Dino on his nocturnal adventures – and falls into the hands of Victor Costa, a blustery gangster planning the theft of a rare statue.
Now cat and cat burglar must team up to save Zoe from the bumbling thieves, leading to a thrilling acrobatic finale on top of Notre Dame. "A Cat in Paris" is a warm and richly humorous love letter to classic noir films and the stylized wit of the "Pink Panther" cartoons – and Dino, the literal cat burglar, manages to steal the show with little more than a subtle swish of the tail and quiet mew.