Kedi by Ceyda Torun (Turkey, 2016, 80 min.). Noncompetition documentary.
Kedi (meaning “cat” in Turkish) is a film about the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed free in the metropolis of Istanbul for thousands of years, wandering in and out of the citizens’ lives, moving effortlessly between human civilization and the world of the wild. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to the people they choose to connect with, giving their humans an opportunity to pause and reflect. This documentary shows us how the stray cats of Istanbul can be a mirror for ourselves.
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