Directed by: Ceyda Torun


Total Runtime: 80 min

Country of Origin: Turkey / USA

Official Selection, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Festival Tent
Sunday June - 4 - 10:00 AM





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“The ‘Citizen Kane’ of the [cat video] genre.”

Eric Kohn, Indiewire

Special Event

Sunday, June 4 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Festival Tent

The Mendocino Coast Humane Society has been saving animals’ lives since 1987. We are delighted to partner with our friends there to present a mobile adoption during our screening of the film Kedi. Before and after the screening, meet adorable animals looking for their forever homes and find your new best friend at this special event supporting the Mendocino Coast Humane Society. Kedi is a documentary of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

If you’re looking for a feline friend of your own, the Mendocino Coast Humane Society will be holding a Mobile Adoption Event at the Festival Tent.

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 vibrant. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to the people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in unique and unparalleled ways. Kedi offers an endearing (and unflinching) portrait of several of these cats while simultaneously presenting a cat’s-eye view of the beautiful city of Istanbul. In Turkish with English subtitles.