Director: Ceyda Torun
Documentary, G, 80 min. Language: Turkish with English subtitles (Turkey/USA)
Virtual ticket for KEDI is $6.99 CDN. It is for a 5-day rental.
“Cats, despite what any dog people reading may suggest, do make great friends, especially if you give them a whole city’s worth of space.” – Rebecca Tucker, GLOBE AND MAIL
“A cat’s-eye view of the world that showcases both the warm-hearted people of this ancient Turkish city and the seamless integration of its felines into everyday life.” – Kathryn Laskaris, TORONTO STAR
“Gives us a synoptic vision of Istanbul as filtered through one of that ancient city’s most unique traits, the enormous population of quasi-domestic cats roaming its streets.” – Tim Brayton, ALTERNATE ENDING
Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds – neither wild nor tame – and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.
Awards: 6 Awards, 21 Nominations
Won, NCFCA Award, Best Documentary, North Carolina Film Critics Association, 2018
Won, Best First Documentary, Critics Choice Documentary Awards, 2017
Won, Most Compelling Living Subject, Critics Choice, Documentary Awards, 2017
Nominated, Allan King Documentary Award, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, 2017
Nominated, CFCA Award for Best Documentary, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, 2017
Won, Best Family Film, Sidewalk Film Festival, 2016
***A 2nd chance to see this magical documentary that was shown at the BFF’s 2018 Reel Stories festival***
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