United States 2016, 82 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

What do rats dream about at night? What did they teach us about designing our cities? And which species is actually the one born in the wrong place? Part fictional-surreal, part bold social document, this film offers a different perspective on the human/rat relationship. Using rare, breathtaking footage, historical documents from segregation-era America, video games, encounters with people whose lives involve rats and unexpected connections between various historical events, spiritual concept and sociological studies, this film manages to tell a story that goes beyond the world of those small creatures, who can evoke so many emotions, and apparently even map the boundaries between people.

Previous Festivals:

Locarno, Vancouver Film Festivall, Doc Lisboa, American Documentary Film Festival, Mar de Plata International Film Festival, Torino FF

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  • Sat 13.05 20:00 Cinemateque 2
  • Thu 18.05 21:45 Cinemateque 2
Director, Script, Editing & Cinematography: Theo Anthony
Production: Riel Roch-decter, Sebastian Pardo
Production Company: Memory
Music: Dan Deacon
World Sales: Lydia Rodman (lsr@visitfilms.com)


Theo Anthony (b. 1989) is a writer, photographer, and filmmaker
currently based in Baltimore, MD. His work been featured by the
The Atlantic, Vice, Agence-France Presse (AFP), and other
international media outlets. His films have received premieres
at the Toronto International Film Festival, Locarno
International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film
Festival, and Anthology Film Archives. In 2015, he was named one
of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film”.