Dreams About Stray Cats

The magical artistic world of Petr Sís materializes in a documentary directed by his brother.

Sny o toulavých kočkách
Czechia, United States, France 2021
  • Czech
96 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 12. 2028 in these territories: Czechia.

“Do you know what I’ve always wanted to find out, brother? Where do you get your ideas for your drawings?” director David Sís asks his older brother Petr at the beginning of the film. Instead of answering, the internationally renowned artist lets this expansive documentary speak for him as it traces his life from childhood and forced emigration to the United States, through to the present day. Via a collage of archival materials, interviews, and animated segments, the film captures the life of this immensely talented Renaissance man, journalist, one of the first Czech DJs, and animator whose film The Heads (1980) earned an award at the Berlinale… and that was just the start of his career. A homage free of pathos but characterized by immense respect and (brotherly) love. That is Dreams About Stray Cats.

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Director: David Sís
Screenplay: David Sís
Cinematography: Vít Bělohradský, Vojtěch Vančura
Music: Robert Jíša, Dominik Renč
Sound: David Titěra, Milan Jílek
Editing: Alexander Brož, David Votava, Jakub Helis
Production Design: Petr Sís
Producer: Vít Bělohradský, Kateřina Bělohradská, Tomáš Schäfer, David Hanzal, Radka Nepovímová
Co-production: Věra Krincvajová, Helena Uldrichová
Cast: Petr Sís, David Sís, Hana Fišárková, Terry Anne Lajtha, Madeleina Sisová
  • This film is available until 31. 12. 2028 in these territories: Czechia.