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Rent-A-Cat

(Rentaneko)

Dir: Naoko Ogigami, 2012, Japan, 100 mins, Japanese with English subitles, Cert: 18 TBC

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Sun 17 September // 19:00 (SOLD OUT)

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

In an anonymous Japanese town, Sayoko runs a service renting cats to those in need of some company. Lonely herself, following the death of her grandmother, Sayoko is an expert in matchmaking cats to clients. From a salaryman estranged from his family, to a young woman looking for a partner, Sayoko helps them find solace with their temporary feline friends.

Starring Mikako Ichikawa, and a clutter of adorable supporting moggies, Rentaneko is a touching exploration of loneliness and isolation in modern Japanese society.