EN - Dino is a cat with a secret double-life: he spends his days with Zoé but at night he's on the road with Nico, an accomplished burglar. Zoé's mother Jeanne is a police inspector whose husband was murdered by Victor Costa, a psychopathic gangster. While her mother investigates the burglaries, Zoé is kidnapped by a gangster.

FR - Dino est un chat avec une double vie secrète: il passe ses journées avec Zoé, la fille d’une inspectrice, mais la nuit, il se balade avec Nico, un cambrioleur. Dino le chat entre toujours dans les maisons en premier. Nico est très souple et son équilibre exceptionnel en fait un aussi bon grimpeur que Dino. La mère de Zoé est inspectrice de police. Son mari a été tué par Victor Costa, un criminel psychopathe. Alors que la mère de Zoé enquête sur les cambriolages, la petite fille est kidnappée par un gangster.


Title A Cat in Paris
Original title Une vie de chat
Original language French
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Animation
Year 2010


Cast (voice cast - French) Juliette Delfau, Charles Berling, Olivier Gourmet, Cathérine Frot, Oriane Zani
Music Serge Besset
Flemish animators Pascal Vermeersch, Pieter Samyn

Technical specs

Running time film 70'
Release format 35mm
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Dolby Digital
Colour Colour


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), CCA, CNC, Centre Image, Rhone Alpes

Marina, I’m the same… and 82 Days in April to Valladolid

There's a strong Flemish presence at this year's Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain (19-26 October), where Stijn Coninx’ feature film Marina and Caroline Strubbe’s I’m the same I’m an other screen in the Official Competition and Bart Van den Bempt’s debut feature 82 Days in April is in the fest’s Meeting Point programme. Bülent Öztürk’s short film Houses With Small Windows and Pieter Coudyzer’sThe Wake complete the Flemish line-up.

I'm the same I'm an otherAs part of the Official Competition, both Marina and I’m the same I’m an other are vying for the Golden and Silver Spike with cash awards worth €60,000 and €20,000, respectively, to support a Spanish release of the film.

Published on Friday 18 October 2013

Beach trip for Flemish quartet

Four Flemish productions entered the official competition at the Newport Beach Film Festival in Orange County, California (26 April-3 May). The Spring of CesarLand of the Heroes and Swimsuit 46 screen in the shorts section, while A Cat in Paris will be showcased as part of a limited collection of animation features.

The Spring of CesarBefore its Newport Beach outing, The Spring of Cesar screened at the International Short Film Festival Leuven, where it received an honourable mention. Sahim Omar Kalifa’s Land of the Heroes, Wannes Destoop’s Swimsuit 46 and the 2012 Oscar-nominated A Cat in Paris are no strangers to the international festival circuit either.

Published on Wednesday 11 April 2012

Bullhead and A Cat in Paris pick up Oscar nominations

Michaël R Roskam’s feature film debut Bullhead, representing Belgium at the Oscars, is among the five films nominated for the Best Foreign-Language Academy Award. Bullhead is Belgium’s sixth Oscar nomination in this category. Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol’s A Cat in Paris also grabbed a nomination in the Best Animated Feature category. The winners of the 84th Academy Awards will be announced in Hollywood on 26 February.

Bullhead is an emotionally driven tale of revenge, redemption and fate set against the backdrop of the Belgian bovine growth hormone mafia. The story starts with young cattle farmer Jacky (Matthias Schoenaerts) who is approached by an unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious beef trader. But the assassination of a federal policeman and an unexpected confrontation with a mysterious secret from Jacky’s past set in motion a chain of events with far-reaching consequences.

Published on Tuesday 24 January 2012

Cat nominated for Euro Awards, shortlisted for Oscars

Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli's animated feature A Cat In Paris has been nominated for the European Film Award for Best Animated Feature, it was announced by the European Film Academy at this year's Seville European Film Festival. Almost simultaneously, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed that the film has also been shortlisted for the Animated Feature Film category at the 84th Academy Awards.

Still from Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli's A Cat in ParisIn A Cat in Paris, a cat leads a secret double life: It spends its days with Zoe, the daughter of a police chief, but by night accompanies a cat burglar on the rooftops of the city. One day, while Zoe's mother is investigating a series of night burglaries, a criminal kidnaps the little girl.

Published on Monday 7 November 2011

Cat grabs EFA nomination

The European Film Academy (EFA) has announced the three nominated titles in the Animated Feature category for the European Film Awards (3 December) in Berlin. A Cat in Paris, the animated feature directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, is one of them.

Still from 'A Cat in Paris'Although A Cat in Paris seems French, it has a strong Flemish feel to it: two young Flemish animators, Pieter Samyn and Pascal Vermeersch, played a key role in animating the movie. Right from the beginning A Cat in Paris set out on an impressive festival tour, including the Berlinale’s Generation K+ programme where it competed for the Crystal Bear for Best Feature. 

Dino is a cat with a secret double life: during the day he is Zoé’s ordinary pet, but at night he turns into a thief’s accomplice. While Zoé’s mom, a police inspector, investigates the burglaries Zoé is kidnapped by a gangster. A Cat in Paris showcases the focus on felines in this year’s nominations. Apart from A Cat in Paris two other films are nominated: The Rabbi’s Cat by Antoine Delesvaux and Joann Sfar and Chico & Ritadirected by the threesome Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal and Fernando Trueba.

Published on Thursday 22 September 2011

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