While seeking refuge in Brooklyn due to an injury that ended her career, cat-sitting is a former Israeli dancer’s ticket to a good night of sleep. Synopsis below.
Screenings: Soho International Film Festival, New York, NY | Filmmakers’ Week Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel | Blow-Up International Arthouse Film Festival, Chicago, IL | Femme Revolution Film Fest, Mexico City, Mexico | Miami Jewish Film Festival, Miami, FL | NYWIFT Immigrant Stories Series, Queens, NY.
Since losing her ability to dance due to an injury, Mia has escaped life in Tel-Aviv for a temporary life in Brooklyn. She lives in a dorm room, where she suffers from insomnia due to the noise in and outside of her head. She takes origami classes, and to support herself, she works as a cat sitter for Justin, a married sales agent who is only in New York on the weekends. Mia finds comfort in her employer’s quiet, empty space and in his cat, and eventually secretly stays in his bed on the nights when he’s away. When he returns to NY earlier than expected, and catches her in his bed, she is mortified. Determined to prove to him that she is “not that kind of person,” she offers to take him out to dinner, leading the pair into an unexpected friendship and living situation.