Cinderella the Cat (Italian: Gatta Cenerentola) is a 2017 Italian animated film directed by Alessandro Rak (who previously directed The Art of Happiness), Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri and Dario Sansone, loosely based on the Giambattista Basile's fable of the same name and Roberto De Simone's musical La Gatta Cenerentola. The plot is set in a decaying future Naples and concerns a mysterious mute teenager called Mia, who struggles to escape from the Camorra boss Salvatore Lo Giusto and her vicious stepmother Angelica.
It was screened at the 74th Venice International Film Festival in the Horizon Prize section, and was released in Italian cinemas on September 14, 2017.
Cenerentola (Cinderella) struggles to escape the shadow and evil schemes of her stepmother and six stepsisters who all live aboard the Megaride, a ship stuck in the port of a decaying future Naples.
Production companies: Mad Entertainment, Big Sur, Sky Dancers
Stars: Massimiliano Gallo, Maria Pia Calzone, Alessandro Gassman
Director: Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri
Screenplay: Ivan Cappiello, Marianna Garofalo