Magazine article Variety

Purr-Fect Antidote to Politics

Magazine article Variety

Purr-Fect Antidote to Politics

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According to feature documentary "Kedi" ("cat" in Turkish), the thousands of street cats in Istanbul have a near-mythic status, peacefully co-existing with humans and allowed to come and go as they please. A happy alternative to the news of the day, Ceyda Torun's meditative film about Turkey's kitty culture was called "quietly magical" in Variety's review. Some people ascribe mystical or therapeutic qualities to Turkey's four-legged residents: "They absorb all your negative energy," says a shopkeeper in the documentary, which features locals but also simply follows the cats around the historic metropolis. "Kedi" strolls into theaters via Oscilloscope beginning Feb. 10 and will be available on digital in May.


Documentary "Kedi" follows the street cats of Istanbul.



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