Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to Kedi, the Turkish street cat documentary! The album features sore by original music by Kira Fontana. The soundtrack will be released digitally November 10, 2017. More soundtrack details coming soon. The “third-highest-grossing foreign-language documentary ever (behind 2010’s Babies and Wim Wenders’ dance documentary Pina)” (Variety) , Kedi premiered on YouTube Red earlier this year.
Part wildlife documentary, part urban love letter. Kedi may only be a slender 79 minutes long, but it’s a lyrical and surprising philosophical tribute to the therapeutic power of pets. – Jimi Famurewa, Empire
Lengthy, loving closeups alternate with remarkably fluid tracking shots as Torun and Wuppermann consider the elegant poise, casual indolence, and gritty resourcefulness of cat. Joe Leydon, Variety
Kedi (Feline), a frequently enchanting documentary, showcases feline personalities and the humans who look after them. – Glenn Kenny, The NY TimesSweet, loving, and filled with beautiful visuals of cats and the surprisingly moving and fanciful thoughts of those who know them, this documentary scores on multiple levels. – Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. 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, the cats of Istanbul 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. Critics and internet cats agree — this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul.
ABOUT KIRA FONTANA
Always a great admirer of the independent spirit of felines, Kira fell in love with the idea behind KEDI. Intrigued to learn of the millions of street cats in Istanbul and the special bonds they create with humans, Kira was delighted when director Ceyda Torun approached her to write the music that would help bring these magical stories to life. Kira strove to create an ethereal sound world that reflects the role cats play as both mirrors to the main human characters, and as observers of the city’s ever changing nature. Kira earned her BM in Composition from the Eastman School of Music, and her MM from the Yale School of Music. Her main composition mentors were Steve Reich, John Adams and David Lang. She now lives in Los Angeles, where she is an active composer and songwriter.