In the surprise box-office smash Kedi, director Ceyda Torun returns to her native Istanbul to capture her hometown from seven distinct feline perspectives, including mama cat Bengü, “jealous housewife” Psikopat, foodie Duman and hustler Sari. Following this coterie — a small sampling of the city’s hundreds of thousands of strays — through the streets as they interact with their chosen human associates, the filmmaker crafts an infectious portrait full of charm and sweetness, at once a love letter to the regal animal and to the ancient city itself.  Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories/YouTube Red.

Director: Ceyda Torun
Producer: Ceyda Torun, Charlie Wuppermann
Cinematographer: Charlie Wuppermann, Alp Korfali
Editor: Mo Stoebe
Music: Kira Fontana
Language: Turkish
Country: USA
Year: 2016