The Story: An eccentric but friendly cat inadvertently draws together the lives of a veterinarian who has grown cold after the death of his wife, a daughter who feels lost due to the death of her mother and seeing the bad change in her father, and a woman who lives in the forest and heals animals with the power of love.
The cat of the title appears to have sort some of pagan religious experience involving a cat goddess, but the rest of the film has a fairly Christian worldview, so one can perhaps perceive the cat’s experience as imaginary. Badgers make an appearance, which is always nice, since they are a neglected creature in movies. All in all, it’s a strange but charming film.
Content Overview: Some veterinarian scenes involving wounded and sick animals might be too much for small children. A few other intense scenes take place, but what little violence occurs is mild. Some parents may not like the ambiguous portrayal of a few pagan ideas.