Showing: Saturday 9th November at 1.30pm
Director: Ceyda Torun
Cast: Lots of Cats
Runtime: 1h 17m
Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. This is the story of seven of them. Despite the limited storyline here, Kedi is a visually exquisite documentary about this peculiar feline phenomenon, and the sympathetic nature between the cats of the city and their people (not owners).
Neither wild nor tame, their existence is welcomed more than tolerated, and their extensive presence is a source of pride for the populace – a rare example of animals and humans living side by side in perfect harmony. These enigmatic kitties are lovingly presented as resourceful, resilient & full of personality, and the quietly magical mini-stories interwoven throughout, are charming vignettes that enhance the whole film, cleverly humanising these cats to be shoulder to shoulder peers with their human counterparts in the hot & humming ancient city centre. Dare we say, KEDI is nigh on purr-fect?