With some prestigious shorts already under their belt, the Zellner brothers position themselves within the American indie panorama with the unclassifiable Goliath, their first feature film to be selected at the Sundance Film Festival. A lost cat (animals are a constant element in their earlier work) becomes the obsession of the main protagonist (David Zellner, starring alongside his brother Nathan and his friend, Andrew Bujalski – who directed the superb Support the Girls). Recently divorced, he is a mediocre individual earning a living with a job he has no interest in. His cat Goliath, the only thing that remains of his marriage, becomes his pathetic obsession in this poignant, hilarious, desperate comedy with aspects of devastating drama at times. As dark as it is fun, Goliath is an excellent example of how the Zellner brothers see cinema: on the border of everything, on no one’s land.

Year: 2008

Runtime: 80 min

Country: USA

Direction: David Zellner

Screenplay: David Zellner

Cinematography: Jim Eastburn

OST: René Jones-Jones

Cast: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, Caroline O'Connor

Genre: Comedy