Starring many, many cats
Directed by Ceyda Torun
Full disclosure: I’m a cat lover. So there’s no way I’m not going to recommend this enchanting docu about the feline denizens roaming the streets of Istanbul and how they are part of the city’s cultural and historical DNA.
Kedi — which is ‘cat’ in Turkish — mixes adorable footage of the furry vagabonds with heartfelt, philosophical even, testimonies by their human admirers. Wanna know the difference between a cat and a dog?
Says one interviewee: “Dogs think people are God, but cats don’t. Cats are aware of God’s existence. Cats know that people act as middlemen to God’s will. They’re not ungrateful, they just know better.” That makes a lot of sense now. In Turkish with English subtitles. Exclusively at The Projector. (****)