Kedi

Kedi

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

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. 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.

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2016Rating: G79 minsTurkey, USATurkish with English subtitles
DocumentaryWorld Cinema
Director:
Ceyda Torun (feature debut)
Cast:
Bülent Üstün

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Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

If you belong to things like Cool Fun Cat Group on Facebook like I do, you’ll love this light look at the cats of Instanbul. Free-ranging across the city, they have no defined abodes besides those they adopt for themselves, and their personalities are likewise allowed to flourish. Kedi introduces a bunch of lovable felines, described with loving admiration by the humans that dote on them, and dares anyone that’s not Gareth Morgan to sigh and smile their way through the film.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

Kedi stands as a subtle, gentle rebuke to such politico-architectural folly.

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Time Out

Time Out

We're down on the ground with these animals, whose day-to-day impulsiveness finds a sinuous expression in some of the most elegant camerawork to ever grace a nature doc.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

The picture's pleasures are bountiful, particularly for cat lovers...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie is replete with ingeniously constructed mini-narratives, including a turf war. The mesmerising score by Kira Fontana, interspersed with well-chosen Turkish pop, is a real asset.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

By the time "Kedi" puts these animals through their paces, only one essential question remains unanswered: Will the dogs of the Dardanelles demand equal exposure? This could be a trend.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A collective portrait that's as elegant as its light-footed subjects, it's guaranteed to soothe a weary mind, and just might lower blood pressure too.

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Kedi | Release Details

Kedi is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Ritz at Home.