The moody reflections of an existentialist French-speaking feline has taken top honors at an al fresco festival in Minnesota dedicated to cat videos from around the world.
More than 10,000 people filled a field outside the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis after sunset Thursday for its inaugural Cat Video Festival, thought to be the only one of its kind in the world.
Winning the Golden Kitty, chosen by online voting, was “Henri 2, Paw de Deux” by Seattle filmmaker Will Braden, shot in black and white with a solo piano soundtrack, in which the eponymous star broods about his housebound existence.
“I am free to go, yet I remain,” says Henri via a French voice-over, peering out the window. “The 15 hours a day I sleep have no effect. I wake to the same tedium… I’m surrounded by morons.”