Berlinale: Programme


Film File

Generation Kplus

Neko no Hi

Cat Days

Katzentage

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As Jiro suddenly seems to have lost his appetite for pancakes and syrup, his dad knows something’s not right. The doctor quickly figures it out: Jiro has cat flu. Harmless, it’s true, and rapid recovery is common, but something about the diagnosis is odd. Aren’t cats the only ones who can catch cat flu? In beautifully abstracted images and with deep devotion to detail, illustrator Jon Frickey tells an almost commonplace story.

by
Jon Frickey

Germany 2018

Japanese

11’ · Colour

recommendation: 4 years and up

World premiere

With

Kanon Yamamoto (Jiro)
Yusuke Yamasaki (Daddy)
Iroha Sato (Little girl)
Shinobu Sawada (Doctor)
Fumio Okura (Animal shelter employee)
Yuna Fujiwara (Narrator)

Crew

Written and directed by
Jon Frickey
Editing
Jon Frickey
Animation
Jon Frickey
Music
Gofish Trio & Satoko Shibata
Sound Design
David Kamp
Sound
Tobi Taskin, Steven Hofmann, Adriana Espinal
Casting
Takashi Horiguchi
Producers
Jon Frickey, Takashi Horiguchi

Biography

Jon Frickey

Born in Stade, Germany in 1979, he currently lives and works in Hamburg. Having previously worked as an art director in advertising, he has been a freelance filmmaker and illustrator since 2006. Neko no Hi (Cat Days) is his first short film for children. For the translation and voice recording of the film he collaborated closely with Japanese artist Takashi Horiguchi.

Filmography

2007 Keine Angst vorm Atom! (Don’t Fear the Atom!); short film 2008 Bankenkrise (Financial Crisis); short film 2010 mr. iiuu & the Nasty Bird; short film 2013 Michelles Opfer (Michelle’s Sacrifice); short film 2018 Neko no Hi (Cat Days); short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

Jon Frickey
jonfrickey.com