The Private Life of a Cat (1944) - WeDocumentary

Apr 14, 2019

The Private Life of a Cat (1944)

The Private Life of a Cat is a 1944 black and white experimental documentary film by Alexander Hammid and Maya Deren. summarises that the film is an "intimate study" of a female cat who gives birth to a litter of kittens and shows their maturation.

A male cat courts a female cat and they raise a family together. We see the kittens being born and nurtured by mother, while an interested and proud dad lends his support.

Beautifully photographed and executed. With subtitles, no dialog, and a refreshing absence of human beings on screen.

Very touchingly realized by Alexander Hammid, whose collaborations with Maya Deren I had prior acquaintance with, and also highly recommend.

Directed by: Alexander Hammid