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J-Film Rent-A-Cat

  • JICC 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

"A person who attracts cats? That sounds nice. But a person who only attracts cats? That's a problem."

In a corner of the city, Sayoko (Mikako Ichikawa) is a 30-something woman with many talents, but building relationships with people is not one of them. She lives alone in her one-story, traditional Japanese house. However, she is not really alone. In every part of the house is a cat, another cat, yet another cat...

For some reason cats find her irresistible, so she decides to share her house with them. She passes her time tending to her house, taking care of the family altar of her beloved grandmother, and operating a rent-a-cat business through which she lends her cats to lonely people -- all while enduring the taunts of her bizarre neighbor.