In the age of peak cat video saturation, just a tap of the finger is all it takes to gaze into the eyes of an adorable feline or watch an absurd cat gets-in-container situation unfold. But how many of those of videos follow their subjects – traversing a whole city via leading cat-characters?

Hundreds of thousands of cats roam Istanbul freely; they are as integral to the city as the Bosphorus strait and the city’s bazaars, beloved by tourists and locals alike. An incredibly warm, playful story of cats neither wild nor tame – and the people who love them – Kedi is the cat-lover’s new favorite film. Trust us.

Dir. Ceyda Torun, 2016, DCP, 80 min.

Watch the trailer!