Cat's eye: DP Benoit Delhomme mobilizes a neighborhood in transition When the Cat's Away

Whereas French movies that thrived in export markets used to be sexy, overly intellectual, or both, When the Cat's Away--due out June 20 in the US from Sony Pictures Classics--is neither. Cedric Klapisch's low-budget effort shows several generations co-existing in one of Paris's funky old working-class neighborhoods in transition. Hip but mostly lonely young people live right next to utterly unhip but self-possessed elderly women. A cat goes astray and the otherwise disparate area denizens

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