+ Q&A with director Ceyda Torun
Enjoy a cat’s-eye-view of Istanbul’s streets in the ‘the Citizen Kane of cat documentaries’.
Dir Ceyda Torun
With Bülent Üstün, Sari, Duman, Bengü, Aslan Parçasi, Gamsiz, Psikopat, Deniz
Courtesy of Icon Distribution
Thousands of street cats have lived in the city of Istanbul for centuries, roaming freely and unencumbered virtually anywhere. The locals take care of them - or maybe it’s the other way round, with the human characters highlighting the redemptive benefits of taking care of these homeless felines. Dubbed ‘the Citizen Kane of cat documentaries’, and a box office sensation in the US, Turkish-born filmmaker Torun takes us on an intimate tour through Istanbul’s streets, alleys and enclaves from a cat’s-eye-view with inventive camerawork. Cat people, this one’s for you.
Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less). On sale to BFI Champions Wednesday 17 May 11:30, BFI Members Wednesday 17 May 12:30 and to the public from Thursday 18 May 11:30.