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.
Filming cats is likely tougher than herding cats, but Ceyda Torun's positively enchanting Kedi ("Cat") is an intimate portrait of a tribe of Istanbul cats￢ﾀﾔscads of calicos, gingers, even a few coon-cats escaped from Norse freighters. Kedi is also a look at what's left of an old city of twisty pedestrian streets, surrounded by an ever-narrowing ring of office towers and skyscrapers... Read More