CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

The Cat Vanishes
(El Gato Desaparece)

Year: 2011
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 89 minutes

The Cat Vanishes
The Cat Vanishes
The Cat Vanishes
The Cat Vanishes
The Cat Vanishes

A suspenseful thriller in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock (director of "The Lady Vanishes"), THE CAT VANISHES is a tale of mistrust seeping into the relationship of a couple who know each other well. Luis and Beatriz are long-married spouses. He's a university professor and she's a translator. Together they lead a refined life full of books and classical music. But Luis is just being released from a psychiatric hospital after battering his academic assistant. (Convinced his former friend was plagiarizing his work on what was to be his magnum opus, Luis attacked him in a fit of delusional paranoia.) Beatriz is hesitantly eager to start over with the husband she loves. But Luis doesn't seem quite right: he's too cooperative; he's distant; he laughs at slapstick TV shows; he agrees to go to the beach. Plus, though he takes a daily cocktail of psychotropic drugs, it dawns on Beatriz that Luis might be behind the disappearance of her beloved cat. And she's convinced he's about to pounce on bigger prey. (In Spanish with subtitles) –B.B.

CIFF36 Screenings

Friday, March 23, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Cinema en Español

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Carlos Sorin

Carlos Sorin was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1944. He is a writer, director, cinematographer, and producer.

"A King and His Movie" (1986), "Eversmile, New Jersey" (1989), "Minimal Stories" (2002), "BOMBÓN–El Perro" (2004), "The Road to San Diego" (2006), "The Window" (2008), THE CAT VANISHES (2011)

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Film Contact
Donate >


Your donation helps fulfill our mission to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition.

Sign up for our email newsletter

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • alexa
  • foursquare



We promise you, it will make a difference!

Give Today