The Rabbi's Cat

The Rabbi's Cat

Category: Out of competition, Retro.

Age limitations : 12+

Antoine Delesvaux, Joann Sfar

The Rabbi's Cat(2011)

Country: France

Duration: 100 min.

Director: Antoine Delesvaux, Joann Sfar

Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Comedy

Screenplay: Joann Sfar, Sandrina Jardel

Producer: Antoine Delesvaux, Clément Oubrerie, Joann Sfar

Operator: Jerome Brezilon

Composer: Olivier Dave

Artist: Patrice Shvechik

Editor: Maryline Monthieux

Category: Out of competition, Retro

Age limitations : 12+


Set in Algeria in the 1920s, a rabbi's cat who learns how to speak after swallowing the family parrot expresses his desire to convert to Judaism.

Rewards and nominations

  • Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2011: Won Best Feature 
  • Annie Awards 2013: Nominated for Directing in an Animated Feature Production, Best Animated Feature
  • César Awards, France 2012: Won Best Animated Film (Meilleur film d'animation)
  • European Film Awards 2011:Nominated for Best Animated Film 
  • Taormina International Film Festival 2011: Won Special Jury Prize, Nominated for Golden Tauro