Neko Atsume House

Japanese Film Festival

13 October 2017 - 3 December 2017

Masaru Sakumoto (Atsushi Ito, I am a Monk) has passed his prime as a best-selling novelist. Facing pressure from his rival, lukewarm feedback from his editors, and terrible reviews from his readers, he makes a getaway to the countryside. 

He moves into a traditional Japanese house in a quiet neighbourhood, hoping the smell of the tatami mat and the sound of the cicadas will help him overcome his writer’s block.

As he attempts to incorporate his editor’s suggestion of introducing zombies to his romance novel, Sakumoto encounters a curious cat in his yard. In an effort to befriend the cat, Sakumoto finds himself spending more of his time and money in transforming his backyard into cat heaven. Meanwhile, his editor Michiru Towada (Shiori Kutsuna, Kiseki) continues to visit him, encouraging him to keep writing.

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Film Information


Masatoshi Kurakata


92 minutes



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