Irina, a Bulgarian woman has immigrated to England with her son and brother. Together they live in one of London’s mass housing areas, with dreams of employment and a better life. Combined with some disagreements and conflicts with neighbors and the property owners, this is a rather dark and gloomy existence. A forced renovation triggers an opposition and when an unfamiliar cat shows up at Irina, the situation becomes absurd. The film feels like a mix between fiction and documentary. The Bulgarian director-couple Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova have accomplished an interesting depiction, with a unique view on exclusion, gentrification and even Brexit. Cat In the Wall is selected for UEFF by Christine Dollhofer, manager of UEFF’s collaboration festival Crossing Europe. Crossing Europe takes place annually in Linz, Austria.
– Stig Eriksson