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.
September 12, 2017
Everything is of the moment: the filmmakers spend a few moments or minutes with one person and cat, then move on.
June 30, 2017
Filmed at whisker-height, this charming documentary enters the daily lives of the many street cats of Istanbul.
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.
March 17, 2017
"Kedi" is the cat's meow. Literally.
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 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
Cats, despite what any dog people reading may suggest, do make great friends, especially if you give them a whole city's worth of space.
February 16, 2017
By the time "Kedi" puts these animals through their paces, only one essential question remains unanswered: Will the dogs of the Dardanelles demand equal exposure? This could be a trend.
February 16, 2017
A cat's-eye view of the world that showcases both the warm-hearted people of this ancient Turkish city and the seamless integration of its felines into everyday life.
Top Critic
February 15, 2017
In Istanbul, cats don't meow. They miyav. The cat sounds the same; it's humans who hear and see things differently, as our species seems to do when we're halfway around the world.
February 10, 2017
Though technically a sophisticated, artful documentary from Turkish filmmaker Ceyda Torun, Kedi will automatically find devout fans among anyone who delights at all things feline.
February 10, 2017
Kedi stands as a subtle, gentle rebuke to such politico-architectural folly.
February 10, 2017
Caring for one another and caring for animals may seem like a small thing, but Torun's affectionate portrait of these cats-and the people who love them-makes it seem like the most important thing in the world.
February 9, 2017
Kedi, an enchanting documentary by Ceyda Torun, operates on three levels, and we're not speaking metaphorically here.
February 9, 2017
The picture's pleasures are bountiful, particularly for cat lovers ...
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