Cat in the Wall is a distinctive comedy drama dramatising a pivotal moment for Britain and the lives of aspirational migrants, benefit fraudsters and gentrified brexiteers. A Bulgarian migrant family fight their increasingly xenophobic working-class neighbours in a London council estate. Meanwhile an apparently owner-less cat barricades itself in the wall, requiring the residents to collaborate. Bulgarian co-directors Vesela Kazakova and Mina Mileva (who made the terrific doc Uncle Tony, Three Fools and the Secret Service, shown at LIFF in 2015) offer a sharp critique of life in contemporary urban Britain.
‘This terrific comedy-drama is set on a south east London council estate which is riven by social and economic divisions and threatened by the all-consuming force of gentrification.’- Wendy Ide, Screen International