Archive of films Oblomov's Cat / Oblomov's Cat

Netherlands
2006, 12 min

Section: Focus on the Netherlands
Year: 2008

This cartoon tells of two elderly ladies who take in a poor stray cat one rainy night and start giving it some serious pampering. However, the spoiled animal abuses the neighbours’ affection to such an extent that the mounting jealousy between them develops into all-out war…


Synopsis

Two elderly ladies live next door to each other; one rainy night they take in a poor stray cat and start giving it some serious pampering. However, the spoiled animal abuses the neighbours’ affection to such an extent that the mounting jealousy between them develops into all-out war... A cartoon which won several festival awards (Avanca: Best Animation, Dervio: Best Direction).

About the director

Hans Richter (b. 1955, Amsterdam) studied graphic and audiovisual design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. The director and animator initially worked with Ronald Bijlsma and then made several films of his own (the instructional film No Showbo was awarded at the International Film & TV Festival in New York in 1991). As an animator he was involved in the animated film Famous Fred (1996), which was nominated for an Oscar, and he also worked on various scientific TV programmes and shows for children.

Contacts

EYE Film Institute Netherlands
IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT, Amsterdam
Netherlands
Tel: +31 207582375
E-mail: international@eyefilm.nl
www: www.international.eyefilm.nl

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Focus on the Netherlands
   
Director: Hans Richter
Screenplay: Hans Richter
Dir. of Photography: Hans Richter
Producer: Ruud den Drijver
Production: Cineventura
Contact: EYE Film Institute Netherlands
   
www: www.cineventura.com

Guests

Claudia Landsberger

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