Th, 29.09. | 18:00

As a dog groomer in Hollywood while you may be at the bottom of the glamour industry, at least you get the chance to touch Mickey Rourke’s pets. But Michael wants to, or rather must make more of his life. For instance shooting a remake of “Carrie”, with a cast of cats; but life has other plans. Currently he has to defend his hovel against rats. Big rats constantly stealing his favorite dish, bananas. Michael’s prospects look brighter only when he scores a date with his co-worker Cora. She shares his inexplicable predilection for movies featuring animals that doesn’t even stop at Michael Crichton’s “Congo”. Michael Reich’s “low-fi” movie debut “She’s allergic to cats” is, to put it mildly, strange, but in quite a positive way. Colorful video art sequences push this prosaic love story into a disturbing “kingdom of gaga”, tying the fantastic so tightly to the realistic, that one gets dizzy, thanks to a maximum of surreal alienation effects. Michael Reich made the money for this movie as robot dancer for Daft Punk. “She’s allergic to cats” is a godsent underground movie, freely and boldly shattering conventions and thus revealing a enchantingly beautiful, cruel, eerie, aimlessly wandering and impressive alternative to the classic love story, a perfect date movie!

When and where?
Th, 29.09. | 18:00 – Filmcasino
US 2016 | 74' Min | DCP
Language OF
Director Michael Reich
Cast Mike Pinkney, Sonja Kinski, Flula Borg
Writer Michael Reich
Editing Forrest Borie
Cinematography Zach Driscoll
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