Chat écoutant la musique (1990)

English Title: Cat Listening to Music
Les Films du Jeudi
Starring:
 Guillaume-en-Egypte
Directed by: Chris Marker

Synopsis: The second of a series of short films focusing on animals by director Chris Marker. In this one a cat listens to music while relaxing on a keyboard.

Featured Feline: The cat, named Guillaume-en-Egypt, is seen lying on a keyboard as music is played.

Cat Listening to Music - Bengal cat Guillaume-en-Egypte lying on keyboard

Cat Listening to Music - close up of Bengal cat Guillaume-en-Egypte sleeping

While Guillaume seems to be sleeping most of the time he does open his eyes once in a while.

Cat Listening to Music - close up of Bengal cat Guillaume-en-Egypte with eyes open

That’s really all there is to the film, except to say the shots of Guillaume are stunning and beautiful.

Cat Listening to Music - extreme close up of Bengal cat Guillaume-en-Egypte

Cat Listening to Music - extreme close up of Bengal cat Guillaume-en-Egypte sleeping

Also there is a photograph of a gray cat nearby. Does this hint at a backstory of some kind? Who can say?

Cat Listening to Music - black and white photograph of gray cat

Final Mewsings: How do we know the cat is really listening?


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