Synopsis:

France’s favorite kosher kitty leaps from the comic pages to the big screen in this gorgeously animated adaptation of the bestselling Joann Sfar adult graphic novel about a talking cat and his philosophical musings on religion.

Set in the colorful seaside world of 1930s colonial Algiers, when Jews and Arabs coexisted in relative peace, the story centers on a warmhearted widower rabbi, his sensuous daughter and their feisty feline who miraculously gains the ability to speak after swallowing the family parakeet. Curious and contrarian, the cat wonders aloud about his Jewish identity and soon insists on having a Bar Mitzvah. Thus begins a chain of freewheeling adventures with a mélange of uniquely eccentric characters, and a provocative exploration of Judaism and related sociopolitical issues.

For more information, contact Dr. Summerfield at summegi@auburn.edu.


Where: Auburn University, Haley Center 3195
When: Monday, September 23 | 6pm

This film is presented as part of the Auburn Tournées Festival and is made possible with the generous support of: Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Florence Gould Foundation, Campus France USA, and highbrow entertainment.

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The Rabbi's Cat

When
September 23 | 6pm
Where
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University
Alabama

Synopsis:

France’s favorite kosher kitty leaps from the comic pages to the big screen in this gorgeously animated adaptation of the bestselling Joann Sfar adult graphic novel about a talking cat and his philosophical musings on religion.

Set in the colorful seaside world of 1930s colonial Algiers, when Jews and Arabs coexisted in relative peace, the story centers on a warmhearted widower rabbi, his sensuous daughter and their feisty feline who miraculously gains the ability to speak after swallowing the family parakeet. Curious and contrarian, the cat wonders aloud about his Jewish identity and soon insists on having a Bar Mitzvah. Thus begins a chain of freewheeling adventures with a mélange of uniquely eccentric characters, and a provocative exploration of Judaism and related sociopolitical issues.

For more information, contact Dr. Summerfield at summegi@auburn.edu.

 


Where: Auburn University, Haley Center 3195
When: Monday, September 23 | 6pm

 

This film is presented as part of the Auburn Tournées Festival and is made possible with the generous support of: Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Florence Gould Foundation, Campus France USA, and highbrow entertainment.

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