'+ Short Film Pussy People
Thu 24 Feb 5200 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
Dir. Ceyda Torun, Turkey, USA, 88 mins, 2016
Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely, wandering in and out of peoples lives. Living between two worlds, neither wild nor tame, the cats bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt.
This uniquely enchanting film reflects on the lives of the cats and the people who shape Istanbul, a rapidly changing city. With playful charm Kedi will surprise cat lovers and documentary lovers alike.
‘I am a cat owner, I admit, but even I was surprised at the power of Kedi. Where did all that emotion come from? Its because what Torun really captures in her unexpectedly powerful film is kindness in its purest form.’
Dir. Andrew Lang. UK, 2010, 5mins.
To precede each screening of Kedi, Exeter Phoenix will be sharing the amusing and enlightening short film, featured as a Vimeo Staff Pick, about people who really love cats.