How America’s Love Affair With Cats Made Ceyda Torun’s ‘Kedi’ Doc A Surprise Hit

Like a cat that sneaks up stealthily behind you, no one saw the success of Kedi coming. “In the beginning all the festivals that we were applying to were turning us down,” recalls Ceyda Torun, director of the documentary about the felines of Istanbul. “Sales agents were saying, ‘We don’t know how to sell this film.'” Despite the initially skeptical reception, Kedi would go on to become one of the biggest doc hits of the year, collecting $ 2.8 million at the box office in…
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