English Title: A Rainy Story
Directed by: Tayana Mititello
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: A beautiful Russian animated short about a baker and her cat and some extraordinary events which take place on a rainy day, all told without words.
Cartoon Cat: The gray, white and black tabby in the short belongs to a woman who owns a bakery in a small town. The cat enjoys the warmth and smells as the woman bakes bread.
Eventually the cat gets in the way, accidentally splashing water on the dough, so the woman puts him outside.
The cat tries to catch some fish and falls into the water, coming back to the bakery soaked.
The woman towels off the cold and wet cat, feeding him some dough and setting him by the fire to warm. She then leaves on errands.
Things take a surreal turn as the dough rises and hence the cat grows to enormous size! He even manages to scare a normal-sized cat.
Because the cat is so large and causing problems, the townfolk turn him away.
Eventually the cat performs a heroic deed that wins him back into the town’s favor. But words really can’t do justice to this charming tale, one must really watch it for themselves.
Final Mewsings: Cats of all sizes deserve love!