Cat World

Concorso italiano – New talent opera prima


I watch my cat and wonder what is his ideal place to live, a house or in the middle of nature. His escape leads my mind to materialise the thousand dangers he might encounter. I leave the house to look for him and discover cat lovers, those who take care of strays and places that celebrate felines, from cat cafés to cemeteries dedicated to animals. At the end of the search, without finding the cat, I realise that my questions about the bond between humans and animals have no answers and are full of contradictions.



Director:  Naomi Kikuchi
Production:  Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia sede Sicilia
Producer:  Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia sede Sicilia
Editing:  Naomi Kikuchi
Cinematography:  Naomi Kikuchi
Lenght:  38′
Nation: Italy
Year:  2023

Director’s notes:

The original idea of the film was centred on the cat’s point of view: filming the feline world from below with the intention of creating a different portrait of the city. After some research and a meeting with an employee of a cat funeral agency, my questions changed perspective.

I brought the camera back to my height and built the film on the basis of strong contrasts, which, I believe, represent this human-animal relationship until I reached a personal conclusion accompanied by my imagination, fears, and memories linked to the feline world