• Kedi (2017)


Release Date: February 10th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

Hundreds of thousands of cats have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people's 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.

Director: Ceyda Torun

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Termite Films

Keywords: Quest, 2010s, Cool, Charming, Fascinating, Car

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Kedi eloquently taps into the mutual attraction between the cats and their people, as well as the animals’ complexity and resilience. show more

  • 100
    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com

    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. show more

  • 88
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The reason for the city’s proliferation of cats comes late in the film, and it’s delivered as quickly as the rest of the doc’s information: long story short, the cats arrived on ships, figured their journey was over and never returned to port. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies

Penguins of Madagascar
Penguins of Madagascar

Plucky penguins Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (Conrad Vernon) and Private (Christopher Knights) -- the most elite spies ever hatched -- join forces with a chic undercover organi...

Watch Trailer
African Cats
African Cats

Filmed over two-and-a-half years in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergil's nature documentary focuses on Sita, a mother cheetah with five cubs, and Mara, a l...

Stream Online
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

A homeless musician's life is transformed after he discovers a flock of wild South American parrots living in San Francisco. How they got there is a mystery, but Mark Bittner forms a bond with the exo...

Stream Online