Kedi

Dir: Ceyda Torun (2016)

WINNER: BEST FIRST DOCUMENTARY & MOST COMPELLING LIVE SUBJECT, CRITICS' CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARDS 2017

WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY, CHLOTRUDIS AWARDS 2018

WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY, NORTH CAROLINA FILM CRITICS' ASSOCIATION AWARDS 2018 


Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the streets of Istanbul, neither wild nor tame.

This is the story of seven of them.

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, neither wild nor tame. 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 enlightening and heart-warming examination of one of our oldest animal companions, and the 
ways they enrich our lives.

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ARC Cinema at National Film & Sound Archive, Canberra

Sun 13 Jan, 10:00am

Director: Ceyda Torun

Year: 2016

Language: Turkish (with English subtitles)

Run Time: 79 min

Rating: G

 

"★★★ An unashamed love letter, peppered with wisdom and warmth"

- Sarah Ward, ScreenHub

“A magical and remarkable documentary. Kedi will make you a believer”

- Joe Leydon, Variety

“Enchanting. Four claws up”

- Glenn Kenny, New York Times Critic's Pick

“The Citizen Kane of cat documentaries. At once hypnotic and charming”

- Eric Kohn, IndieWire

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