A Feline Philosopher

Rabbi's Cat DVD coverEver wish your pet could speak? You may find that it understands more than you imagine. When The Rabbi’s Cat eats the family parrot, he is suddenly able to voice what he thinks about love, religion, and politics – and no one escapes unscathed. Based on Joann Sfar’s graphic novels, Le Chat du Rabbin mimics the independent wanderings and curiosity familiar to any cat owner, exploring an Algerian society in which Jews and Arabs compatibly coexist. Animated by way of color, line, and voice, the energy tickles even as it gently prods at beliefs and culture. Check out the brief trailer and consider this witty French film for your Have Book, Will Travel summer reading log.