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Director: Syoutarou Kobayasi
Year: 2019
Duration: 104′
Language: VOSE
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Masaru just retired and he and his wife Yukiko are expecting to have a quiet life with their cat, CHIBI, after their kids have left home. Yukiko feels that she was abandoned by her husband, who has never expressed appreciation for her years of support, let alone his love for her. One day, their loving cat CHIBI disappears. However, Masaru does not seem to care about it at all. His attitude triggers Yukiko to decide that it is time for them to divorce. After a long, intense discussion, Masaru confesses a story to her, which he has held in secret for years. The film was presented at the Far East Film Festival 2019.

Born in 1971 at the Osaka Prefecture, Syoutarou Kobayasi has gained experience as assistant director under the supervision of a number of other directors, such as Haruo Akira, Nakae Yuji, Yuki Isao, and Izuru Kazuyuki. “Only the Cat Knows” is his debut feature.


Wednesday 3rd November