By Livia Peterson
Ceyda Torun’s “Kedi” features seven cats – Sari, Duman, Bengü, Aslan Parçasi, Gamsız, Psikopat, and Deniz and their journeys in Istanbul, Turkey. The various people, the Istanbul’s history, and the cats themselves provide the context.
I own two cats – the female gray tabby Abigail and the Black Bombay Jim and indeed, “Kedi” is literally the cat’s meow, in my perspective. Just gazing upon the cats is genuine joy and bliss. Despite the one hour and twenty minute runtime, you may desire to spend additional time with the cats, especially the cat owners.
Yes, “Kedi” is a documentary and yes, it is spoken in Turkish with the English subtitles. But man, those cats melt your heart and you’re in heaven – of course, metaphorically. Furthermore, “Kedi” thoroughly demonstrates the power of the cat companionship and characteristics.
In fantasy, I would’ve adopted another cat following the screening. In reality, I did not. “Kedi” is easily one of my favorite films ever. Be thankful, regarding the cats’ existence. A