Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.

Critics and internet cats agree — this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul.

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"Magical and Remarkable" - VARIETY

"Why are other movies even made?" - METRO


2017 / USA, Germany / Colour / Turkish with optional English, English SDH, French and Spanish subtitles / 1.78 widescreen presentation / 5.1 Surround & Dolby Stereo / 101 minutes

Director: Ceyda Torun


  • Feature-length audio commentary with director Ceyda Torun, cinematographer/producer Charlie Wuppermann and editor Mo Stoebe
  • "Making of KEDI" - behind the scenes footage and interviews with the filmmakers
  • Deleted, extended and outtakes scenes
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH)
  • Theatrical Trailer