Händl Klaus, 2016, Austria, 114 min. In German with English subtitles.– DRAMATIC CENTERPIECE
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In this Austrian domestic drama, winsome tomcat Moses lives a perfect little life. Orchestra musicians Stefan and Andreas love their cat with as much intensity as they do each other. In their impeccable home, Moses enjoys food right out of his owners’ hands, strolls in the garden, takes long naps, and shows pride in being master of his domain. But when an ambiguous break in Stefan’s waking life leads to a shocking violent act, their serenity shatters. Can love exist despite this cruelty? (Samantha Mitchell)
Preceded by Letargo (Xavier Miralles, 2016, Spain, 20 min.) The recently separated Alex and Marc are reunited on a cold night when their sick dog takes them to the animal hospital.