Only the Cat Knows

2019 / 105' / Japan / In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles / Colour
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★ Based on manga series "Otosan, Chibi ga Inaku Narimashita" by Keiko Nishi

★ The famous healing cat “Apple” is the main character in this film

★ Harder than bringing home the bacon is being together forever. Only the cat knows about the secret of love between the couple.

Masaru just retired and he and his wife Yukiko are expecting to have a quiet life with their cat, Chibi, after their kids have left home. But Yukiko feels that she was abandoned by her husband, who has never expressed appreciation for her years of support, let alone his love for her. One day, their loving cat disappears. However, Masaru does not seem to care about it at all. His attitude leads Yukiko to decide that it is time for them to divorce. After a long, intense discussion, Masaru confesses a story to her, which he has kept secret for years.

Dir:Syoutarou Kobayasi

Cast : Chieko Baisho,Tatsuya Fuji,Mikako Ichikawa,Yuriko Hoshi

About the director
Syoutarou Kobayasi  was born in Osaka. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of Kansai University and started his filmmaking career as an assistant director. In 2006, his debut film Family Secrets won the Directors Guild of Japan New Directors Award. In 2008, he won the Shindo Kaneto Award. Film works including Maestro! and Hamon.