Stray

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Available: 4/21/21 12:00 AM - 5/9/21 11:59 PM

Film Info
Release Year:2020
Rating:NR
Genre:Documentary
Original Langauge:English
Subtitles:English
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UaVnKyujPc
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Elizabeth Lo
Social Media
Website:https://www.straymovie.com

Description

STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds companions in the security guards who care for her. The strays’ disparate lives intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians with whom they share the streets. Director Elizabeth Lo’s award-winning film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.

QUOTES:

“CAPTIVATING AND IMMERSIVE”
- Film Magazine

“COMPASSIONATE AND PLAYFUL”
- POV

“THE ULTIMATE LOVE LETTER TO DOGS AND A MULTIFACETED MORAL INQUIRY INTO HUMANITY”
- Variety

AWARDS:

  • Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (2020): Winner - Best Documentary
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards (2021): Nominee - Truer Than Fiction Award
  • Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards (2020): Nominee - Best First Documentary Feature