Kedi Movie Review
Cats. Cats. And more cats. Kedi is a documentary about cats--Turkish cats, to be specific--and if you like cats, well, every word you read in this review is probably just cats, cats, cats, cats, cats.
Cats are all the rage on the Internet given extensive research I’ve done into cats on the Internet (hint: YouTube and Facebook are two especially good resources for doing such research into cats on the Internet), and so it only makes sense someone made a documentary about them.
Director Ceyda Torun takes an interesting approach, opting to profile a variety of cats in Istanbul and the people who interact with them. Torun interviews these people as they discuss the behaviors of cats, their significance to them and the city and, well, does it even really matter?
Frankly, Kedi would have been better served as 30-minute episode rather than an 80-minute feature, as the stories begin to get a bit repetitive, but this documentary is literally a film overflowing with cats, kittens, and more cats. If you’re a fan of cats--and yes, even if you’re not a fan of subtitles--Kedi is worth a look.
Cats, cats, cats, cats, cats, cats, cats. Did I say cats?
Kedi screened at the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.