Our April 2023 double bill
Kedi was made in 2016 and is 79 mins long
In the city of Istanbul, there are more than just human inhabitants. Hundreds of thousands of cats have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people’s lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. This film follows a selection of individual cats as they live their own lives in Istanbul with their own distinctive personalities. However, with this vibrant population, is the reality of an ancient metropolis changing with the times that may have less of a place for them.
The Man Who Planted Trees was made in 1987 and is 30 mins long
A lovely parable in hand-drawn pastels adapted from a story by French author Jean Giono, narrated by Christopher Plummer. One of the most beautiful stories ever written. Utter perfection in it’s simplicity. Sheer poetry to rival the greatest of all bards. Heralded as “a masterpiece of animated art,” this timeless film from the director Frédéric Back, tells the inspirational story of a solitary shepherd who patiently plants and nurtures a forest of thousands of trees, single-handedly transforming his arid surroundings into a thriving oasis.