“★★★★ An unashamed love letter, peppered with wisdom and warmth” – ScreenHub
“★★★★ Kedi isn’t just for the crazy cat people… a side of Istanbul not often explored/expawed on screen.” – The Big Issue
“Enchanting. Four claws up” – New York Times Critic’s Pick
“The Citizen Kane of cat documentaries. At once hypnotic and charming” – IndieWire
This could well be the most charming documentary of all time. It IS about cats, after all. Kedi (Turkish for ‘feline’) explores the winding paths of contemporary Istanbul, all of which it turns out, have been inhabited by streetwise alleycats for centuries. They’ve been digging their claws in for so long, that they’ve become an integral component of the city – loved by the (human) locals who live alongside, and put to use by local businesses. Claiming no owners, these strays live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame –and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. Director Clyde Torun has aptly called the film a “love letter to those cats and the city.” Come for the pretty kitties and stay for the insight into the world that their presence brings to the people of Istanbul.
Why should you see this film?
Don’t be catty, just excuse us while we get the following puns out of our system: it’s a purrrfect tail, see it meow or never, don’t paws on buying tickets… ahh, that feels better.