Dir: Ceyda Torun, 2016, Turkey/USA, 80 mins, Cert: 18 TBA
Sun 16 July // 19:30 *
Mon 17 July // 20:30
Tue 18 July // 20:30
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession / * cheap night)
2017’s surprise-hit documentary about the street cats of Istanbul.
In this sumptuously-shot documentary tribute to the street cats of Istanbul, the people of the city warmly reflect on these collective pets who are neither stray nor domestic, and the role that they play in the life of the dynamic megalopolis. A movie of enormous, playful charm, with keen insights into this rapidly changing city trying to hang on to its felines, and its soul. Cat lovers, meet the best movie you will ever see.
“The Citizen Kane of cat documentaries.” -IndieWire
“I am a cat owner, I admit, but even I was surprised at the power of Kedi. Where did all that emotion come from? It’s because what Torun really captures in her unexpectedly powerful film is kindness in its purest form.” -RogerEbert.com
Even if a screening is sold out, tickets are often available 30 minutes before the start of the film at the box office.