Cat in the wall

Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova

Bulgaria, France, United Kingdom201992 MinEnglish, Bulgarian

Subtitles: FR, DE, NL, EN, IT, PT

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An absurd event puts a Bulgarian single mother’s move to London in jeopardy. In their fiction feature film debut, CAT IN THE WALL, renowned documentary duo Vesela Kazakova and Mina Mileva offer an original take on the theme of immigration. It encapsulates the courage and fighting spirit that characterises the work of these two women, ever mindful of social injustice and change.

- Olivier Père, Director of ARTE France Cinéma -

Cat in the wall

CAT IN THE WALL tells the true story of how a cat, stuck in a wall, changes the lives of aspirational migrants, benefit fraudsters and gentrified Brexiteers.

  • Locarno FF 2019 - Official Selection
  • Starring:  Irina Atanasova , Angel Genov , Orlin Asenov , Gilda Waugh , Chinwe Nwokolo , Kadisha Gee Camara , Jon-Jo Inkpen
  • Production:  Activist 38, Ici et Là Productions, Glasshead
  • International Sales:  Coccinelle Film

The fluidity of the actors is extremely powerful. We feel we are literally getting into their houses, witnessing their lives.

- International Cinephile Society -

Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova

Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova, and their company activist38, are well known in the European film industry for the social and political focus in their work. They have directed and produced subversive documentaries, and thus suffered institutional harassment in Bulgaria.

We wanted to create a bridge between the East and the West to check if the grass was greener on the other side.