"Kedi" was showing at the theater where I volunteer, and while I had hear good things, I wasn't super excited because it didn't seem like a film that would be to my tastes. I still ended up seeing it, though, and I actually ended up liking it a lot.
This is a documentary that is really well-made, but it doesn't have a lot of substance. The cinematography is great, especially the sweeping shots over Istanbul, and the tracking shots of the cats. The interviews are well-framed. At some point, one must wonder how much of the film is cinéma vérité and how much required them to manipulate the cats. In some shots, it is really impressive if it is the former, but really disturbing and cruel if it is the latter. I guess I don't really want to know, because that would certainly change my opinion of the film. The story of the documentary is simple: it's basically a long cat video about the cats of Istanbul. It offers a little insight into the society of their owners, but the focus is definitely on the cats.
Overall, "Kedi" is an enjoyable and well-made documentary, but if you prefer documentaries that deal more with social issues, I would probably recommend you make a different choice.
Big Tuna's Rating: B+
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Maybe.
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