Kedi Reviews

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July 4, 2018
Kedi ('cat' in Turkish) is much more than a cute film showing these felines' day-to-day lives.
October 29, 2017
The delightful Kedi portrays a complex city founded on history and tradition, and surrounded by goodwill, magnificence, and fragility.
July 6, 2017
Part wildlife documentary, part urban love letter. Kedi may only be a slender 79 minutes long, but it's a lyrical and surprising philosophical tribute to the therapeutic power of pets.
July 2, 2017
The cats are captured with adoring attentiveness, their intelligent eyes narrowing to slits, their darting movements, a patch of sun-warmed fur, the way one kitten clambers a market stall to paw a pile of oranges.
June 30, 2017
Filmed at whisker-height, this charming documentary enters the daily lives of the many street cats of Istanbul.
June 29, 2017
You needn't be a cat lover to enjoy Kedi, since the film will make you one anyway.
June 29, 2017
It is by turns intriguing, amusing and a little bit twee.
June 29, 2017
This is the film the world needs right now.
June 28, 2017
One of the most impressive elements in a very likeable documentary is the balance Torun strikes between analysis and affection in her approach toward her feline protagonists.
June 27, 2017
A purrfect antidote to blockbuster fatigue.
June 26, 2017
There's no more to it than that, but an attractive music score, incorporating several Turkish songs, makes for an engaging film that's easy on the eye and the ear - especially for cat and/or Istanbul lovers.
March 17, 2017
"Kedi" is the cat's meow. Literally.
March 9, 2017
A work of unconditional love that celebrates a spot on Earth where an odd symbiosis between humanity and a purring segment of nature has flourished for centuries.
March 2, 2017
Humans can only draw so many lessons from cats.
March 1, 2017
Cats wander in and out of frame; humans speculate on whether the local cats are ambitious or arrogant; Turkish music spills onto the soundtrack; and there's more than one growler of a catfight.
February 23, 2017
Though pleasant to watch, Torun's feature debut feels more like a meandering montage than a structured narrative, and it could easily be half as long.
February 23, 2017
Those who don't especially like cats - or Istanbul, for that matter - might not get a lot out of Turkish director Ceyda Torun's love letter to the feline population of her native city. For everyone else, it should be an almost unadulterated pleasure.
February 22, 2017
This is the kind of movie I love best - one that starts small, then reveals, slowly but surely, that all of life is contained somewhere inside of it.
February 17, 2017
I loved it and I am more of a dog person, though I admit to having bonded with a few felines in my day. I daresay even elephant or giraffe people will love it, too.
February 17, 2017
'Kedi' is steeped in charm and simple wisdom. I should state flat-out that I am not a cat person, but this film won me over all the same
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