THU, MAR 23, 7p:
Miami Beach Premiere Engagement!
Documentary by CEYDA TORUN/Turkey/2017/1hr, 20mins.
Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame –and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.
Critics and internet cats agree - this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul. This film is a sophisticated take on your typical cat video that will both dazzle and educate.
"MAGICAL AND REMARKABLE. A splendidly graceful and quietly magical documentary about the multifaceted feline population of Istanbul. Heartfelt…The beautifully spare musical score by Kira Fontana provides the perfect accompaniment for what gradually emerges as a profoundly affecting meditation, at once dreamy and precise, on a force of nature - several forces of nature, actually, with paws and tails - surviving and thriving in an industrialized world." Joe Leydon, VARIETY
"GORGEOUSLY SHOT. TERRIFIC ON EVERY LEVEL. Elicited the most 'awww!'s and 'ohhh's we've ever heard at a movie. Four paws up!"-Milwaukee Record