NOLA Japanese Cinema Series – RENT A CAT

Please join us for NOLA JCS – a monthly Japanese film series hosted by the Japan Society of New Orleans, with support from NOLA Anime, Café Istanbul, Press Street, JETAA NOLA and Charitable Film Network.

RENT A CAT by Naoko Ogigami
Sayoko rents out cats. Every day she walks along the banks of the river towing her animals in a little handcart, with a parasol to shade her against the heat and a megaphone over her mouth, calling out “Cats for rent! Are you lonely? Why not rent a cat?” Sayoko’s cat rental helps lonely people fill the emptiness in their hearts. But Sayoko is also lonely–ever since her grandmother’s death she has lived with her cats in an overgrown haven in the midst of the big city where all she hears–apart from the cats’ meowing–are her eccentric neighbor’s insults. One day, a young man turns up from Sayoko’s past. He follows her home and all at once Sayoko’s life seems to fall apart.  (2012, 110 minutes)  Japanese with English subtitles.

Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Free admission – Cash bar.

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