All Cats Are Grey in the Dark

A film by

Switzerland | 18' | 08/2019 | documentary

He calls himself „Catman“. Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. They are inseparable. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to fertilize his beloved cat Marmelade by an exquisite tomcat from abroad. “All Cats Are Grey In The Dark” is a melodrama that portrays an unconventional relationship between animal and human.

“a rigorous mise en scene and a dead pan humor added to a great complicity, this unusual portrait of love depicts a modest odyssey of an eccentric single man and his cats”
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“a rigorous mise en scene and a dead pan humor added to a great complicity, this unusual portrait of love depicts a modest odyssey of an eccentric single man and his cats”
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Lasse Linder

Biography

Lasse Linder is a Swiss/Swedish filmmaker based in Zurich.

In 2019 he graduated from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts with a Bachelor of Arts in Film.

Blurring the lines between narrative and documentary his films explore the lives of people who are trying to find their place and purpose in the world. His shorts BASHKIMI UNITED and ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK have been screened at film festivals across the world including Locarno, Doku Fest, Palm Springs, IDFA, were featured at the Museum of Modern Art New York and have won many prizes including the main awards at Tampere, Regard and TIFF.

Right now he is working on his first feature documentary ANOTHER DAY IN THE GARDEN. The story depicts couples in the autumn stages of their lives, who are left behind with empty children’s rooms and find themselves confronted with forgotten longings. Furthermore, he is writing an autobiographical script about growing up with psychosis for his first feature fiction WETTERLEUCHTEN.

Filmography

  • All Cats Are Gray in the Dark, 18’15’’, documentary, 2019
  • Bashkimi United, 9’55’’, documentary, 2018
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Crew

Director: Lasse Linder
Screenplay: Lasse Linder
Production: HSLU: Edith Flückiger
Mentoring: Jan Gassmann
Camera: Robin Angst
Sound recording: Nicolas Büttiker
Sound design: Daniel Bleuer
Editing: Michèle Flury
Music: Feed The Monkey (Dominik Blumer, Roman Lerch, Thomi Christ)

Festivals

  • Locarno Festival, Switzerland (7 – 17 August, 2019)
    Pardi di Domani Special Mention by the Youth Jury
  • Toronto International Film Festival, Canada (5 – 15 September, 2019)
    Short Cuts Won: IWC Short Cuts Award For Best Short Film
  • Message to Man International Film Festival, Russia (14 – 21 September, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Festival Du Nouveau Cinéma, Canada (9 – 20 October, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Hamptons International Film Festival, United States (10 – 14 October, 2019)
    International Short Film Competition Won: Special Jury Prize
  • Chicago International Film Festival, United States (16 – 27 October, 2019)
    Short Film Competition
  • Philadelphia Film Festival, United States (17 – 27 October, 2019)
    Narrative Shorts
  • Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain (19 – 26 October, 2019)
    Official Competition
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden (21 – 27 October, 2019)
    International Competition Won: Audience Award
  • Curta Cinema – Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Brazil (30 October – 6 November, 2019)
    International Competition
  • Festival dei Popoli, Italy (2 – 9 November, 2019)
    Official Selection – International Competition Won: Best Short Documentary
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland (5 – 11 November, 2019)
    Swiss Competition & International Competition
  • Sulmona International Film Festival, Italy (6 – 9 November, 2019)
    Documentary Shorts Competition Won: Best Short Documentary
  • PÖFF Shorts, Estonia (19 – 27 November, 2019)
    Competition
  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Netherland (20 November – 1 December, 2019)
    Best of Fests
  • Poitiers Film Festival, France (29 November – 6 December, 2019)
    International Competition
  • BOGOSHORTS – Bogotá Short Film Festival, Colombia (3 – 10 December, 2019)
    Collections Competition
  • Pancevo Film Festival, Serbia (4 – 8 December, 2019)
    Official Selection
  • Zubroffka – International Short Film Festival, Poland (4 – 8 December, 2019)
    World Wide Shorts Competition
  • London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (10 – 19 January, 2020)
    International Competition
  • FIPADOC – Festival International Documentaire, France (21 – 26 January, 2020)
    New Talent Competition
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway (21 – 26 January, 2020)
    International Competition

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Dialogue list English: Click here

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