Kedi tours the UK

Ahead of its nationwide cinema release on June 30, director Ceyda Torun will take her smash hit Cat movie KEDI on tour in the UK from Monday June 26, 2017.

Telling the story of Istanbul’s notorious street cats, KEDI’s UK rollout follows its phenomenally successful US run, where it has taken over $2.7million in theatres so far. UK tour dates, where each preview screening of the film will be followed by a Q&A with director Torun, are as follows:

Monday 26 June: BFI Southbank, London
Wednesday 28 June: Broadway, Nottingham
Thursday 29 June: Showroom, Sheffield
Friday 30 June: Picturehouse Central
Saturday 1 July: DocHouse, Bloomsbury

Tickets and further info available from

For many hundreds of years, thousands of roaming street cats have wandered in and out of local people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make Turkey’s biggest city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds – neither wild nor tame – and bring joy and purpose to the locals they choose to adopt.

Beautifully shot over two months on location in Istanbul, the filmmakers designed and developed innovative ‘cat cameras’ and techniques to uniquely capture the street cat’s everyday lives, many of whose backgrounds and stories are as varied and unpredictable as their human counterparts. KEDI revolves around the lives of 7 leading cats – Sari (aka The Hustler), Bengü (The Lover), Aslan Parçasi (The Hunter), Psikopat (The Psycho), Deniz (The Social Butterfly), Duman (The Gentleman) and Gamsiz (The Player).


  • There are 7.4million cats in the UK
  • Cats are the world’s most popular pet
  • Birmingham is the cat capital of the UK
  • A group of cats is called a Clowder
  • Cats sleep for 70% of their lives
  • Adult cats only ‘meow’ to communicate with humans
  • A house cat is faster than Usain Bolt