The Cassandra Cat

The Cassandra Cat
Directed by Vojtěch Jasný
Produced by Jaroslav Jílovec
Written by Jiří Brdečka
Vojtěch Jasný
Jan Werich
Starring Jan Werich
Vlastimil Brodský
Emília Vášáryová
Jiří Sovák
Vladimír Menšík
Music by Svatopluk Havelka
Cinematography Jaroslav Kučera
Edited by Jan Chaloupek
Distributed by Ústřední půjčovna filmů
Release dates
  • May 1963 (1963-05)


  • September 20, 1963 (1963-09-20)


Running time
91 mins or 101 mins
Country Czechoslovakia
Language Czech

The Cassandra Cat (Czech: Až přijde kocour), also released under the titles When the Cat Comes, The Cat Who Wore Sunglasses, and/or That Cat) is a 1963 Czechoslovakian film directed by Vojtěch Jasný.

It tells the story of a mysterious traveling circus that arrives in a village accompanied by a sunglass-wearing cat named Mokol. When the cat's glasses are removed, people in the village appear bathed in different colours that reflect their true feelings.

The film won two major awards at the Cannes Film Festival in 1963, including the C.S.T. Prize and Special Jury Prize, Cannes.[1]



  1. "Festival de Cannes: The Cassandra Cat". Retrieved 2009-02-25.
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