An eccentric Venetian bag lady, La Dame aux Chats (Sir John Hurt), lives with her pet rat on a houseboat named "Fellini". The only human being in this movie, she saves the lives of Juliet (Francesca Annis), a gorgeous pure white Turkish Angora and her feline family by smuggling them onto a boat bound for the New World. After arriving in the docks of New York City, Juliet meets her Romeo (Robert Powell), a smoky long-haired grey feral. Through the mystical grace of cats, featuring the music of Sergei Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet Ballet" score and voice-overs by award-winning British talent, the timeless love story unfolds.
Did You Know?
The film is dedicated to Stan Laurel. See more
The World Premiere screening, at the Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussells, was considerably shorter than the version screened at the 1990 Venice Film Festival. See more