Seven street cats of Istanbul star in the documentary “Kedi,” which is out in theaters February 10, 2017.
Hundreds of thousands of Turkish 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, the cats of Istanbul 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.
Critics and internet cats agree – this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul. This film is a sophisticated take on your typical cat video that will both dazzle and educate.
Among the cats the camera follows throughout the streets of Istanbul:
Sari the Hustler
Bengü the Lover
Psikopat the Psycho
Deniz the Social Butterfly
Aslan Parçasi, the Hunter
Duman, the Gentleman
Gamsiz, the Player
Variety called the film “a magical and remarkable documentary,” saying, “the movie’s four-legged subjects come across not as feral orphans who rely on the kindness of strangers, but rather as slumming royals who occasionally deign to interact with two-legged acolytes.”