A profile of an ancient city Istanbul and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat
Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. This is the story of seven of them!. 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, these animals 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' (Turkish w/English subtitles)
The mesmerizing score by Kira Fontana, interspersed with well-chosen Turkish pop, is a real asset.
"More than just a cat. The cat embodies the indescribable chaos, the culture, and the uniqueness that is the essence of Istanbul.” - Director Y. Barlas
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