Cats in Film

“Inside Llewyn Davis”  (2013)

Inspired by the life of musician Dave Van Ronk, much has been made of the feline symbolism embedded in this road movie about a young folk singer named Llewyn, who struggles to make sense of himself while making something of his musical career in the New York winter of 1961.  A ginger tom joins the story when Llewyn accidentally lets it escape from a friend’s apartment.  As the film progresses, Llewyn bonds with the cat, and the farther they go, the more mysterious their connection becomes.  Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.

a great article by Tim Wainwright attempts to explain the mystery of the cat in this film, find it here…

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