Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 6:15 PM
Hundreds of thousands of cats roam freely through the metropolis of Istanbul. For thousands of years, they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that enrich the city. Claiming no owners, these cats live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame, and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. Called by Variety a “splendidly graceful and quietly magical documentary,” this delightful film eschews narration to focus on observing the felines and listening to the comments of their human allies. In Istanbul, cats are mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in countless ways. In Turkish with English subtitles. Director: Ceyda Torun. (Turkey/US 2016) 80 min.