Category: Movies Movie- KEDI (6.30pm)

Movie- KEDI (6.30pm)

December 2, 2017

Documentary profile of seven of the thousands of cats that roam Istanbul, each neither tame nor wild.

NZIF 2017 Official Selection

Stuff 4 Stars: "Documentarian Ceda Torun's feature-length debut is far more likely to be catnip for feline lovers. Dedicated to the moggies of Istanbul and the people who love and care for them, it showcases an eclectic collection of kedi (Turkish for cat)."

For millennia, cats have roamed the city of Istanbul. Granted freedom and respect, they wander in and out of people's lives, an essential part of this rich and proud city. Claiming no owners, they live between two worlds. They bring joy and purpose to those they choose to adopt, acting as mirrors to the people of Istanbul and allowing them to reflect on their lives in unique and touching ways.

Turkish-born filmmaker Ceyda Torun says his documentary couldn't have been made 10 years ago, before "online cat renaissance was in full swing".

Observing the lives of seven very different cats, and the people who know them, Kedi is an examination of one of our oldest animal companions, and the ways they enrich our lives.

Directed by Ceyda Torun (feature debut)
Starring Bülent Üstün
Documentary, World Cinema | 79 mins G | Turkish with English subtitles Turkey, USA

Our theatre is cosy and inviting. 2K Digital Projection with Dolby 5.1 Audio.

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