KEDI | Showtime: Saturday Nov 26, 12 PM (Children Must be Accompanied by Guardian)

KEDI / DIR: Ceyda Torun / Turkey – USA / 2016 / 79 min / Language: Turkish with English subtitles


KEDI is not a film about house cats or the strays you occasionally see in your back yard. KEDI is about the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of peopleʼs lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to those they choose, giving people an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to ourselves.

The feature film debut of director Ceyda Torun, KEDI is a beautiful and thoughtful reflection on life in a busy metropolis, exploring our connections to nature and our place in it, while never loosing track of its fury protagonists, the cats. By staying close to the ground and following these uniquely free and independent animals, the film is showing us a whole new perspective of an ancient city and its people.


CAST Bulent Ustun, Mine Sogut, Elif Nursad Atalay DOP Charlie Wuppermann EDT Mo Stoebe PRD Ceyda Torun, Charlie Wuppermann MUSIC Kira Fontana DST Oscilloscope Labs


  • 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival
    Official Selection
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