KEDi trailer – June 30 – tells lives of street cats in Istanbul

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Watch this fascinating film of KEDi.   KEDi means Feline in Turkish.  Icon Film Distribution are pleased to confirm the UK cinema release of KEDi on June 30, 2017.  This has been a huge success in the United Sates.  To date it has taken $2.5m 

This is filmmaker Ceyda Torun’s “magical and remarkable” (Variety) documentary feature about the street cats of Istanbul.

This is how it goes.

For many hundreds of years, thousands of roaming street cats have wandered in and out of local people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make Turkey’s biggest city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds – neither wild nor tame – and bring joy and purpose to the locals they choose to adopt.

It has been beautifully shot over two months on location in Istanbul.  The filmmakers designed and developed innovative ‘cat cameras’ and techniques to uniquely capture the street cat’s everyday lives. Many of whose backgrounds and stories are as varied and unpredictable as their human counterparts.

KEDi revolves around the lives of 7 leading cats – Sari (aka The Hustler), Bengü (The Lover), Aslan Parçasi (The Hunter), Psikopat (The Psycho), Deniz (The Social Butterfly), Duman (The Gentleman) and Gamsiz (The Player).

Newsbites:  A house cat is faster than Usain Bolt.  Adult cats only ‘meow’ to communicate with humans. Cats sleep for 70% of their lives.  Birmingham is the cat capital of the UK.  There are 7.4million cats in the UK.  Cats are the world’s most popular pet


“Enchanting, 4 stars” New York Times.   The Economist described it as “Charming”.

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