Ron Segal

  • Cat music
  • Literature

Shortly after the end of the Six-Day War, Eli, a moped courier, hits a tomcat in Jerusalem. Full of guilt, he takes the animal in. It turns out that the cat had previously lived with an Arab family who, like many others, had fled East Jerusalem.

Thousands of stray “Palestinian” cats roam hungrily in the western part of the city, indistinguishable from their “Israeli” counterparts. They attack other animals in packs – then even humans. Abruptly, the inhabitants’ joy of victory fades. Eli learns that his cat has depression, falls in love with a Russian woman, becomes an unwilling accomplice to illegal business – and finds himself in a “fight” between cats and humans.

Ron Segal, born in Israel in 1980, studied film in Jerusalem. His graduation film was shown at international festivals, his screenplay was awarded by the Goethe Institute. He lives in Berlin, where he is completing an animated film based on his first novel Every Day Like Today (2014).

In the series Israel

Foto: Mathias Bothor

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