Stray – Ottawa Premiere starts on Friday August 20th!
The world of Zeytin, a stray dog living life on the streets of Istanbul. Turkish with English subtitles, and English.
From Brooklyn International Film Festival, and Ashland Independent Film Festival award winner, and Sundance Film Festival nominated director Elizabeth Lo!
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival: Best International Documentary award winner!
Stockholm Film Festival: Best Documentary nominee!
Gijón International Film Festival: Best Film nominee!
“Elizabeth Lo’s sharp-eyed study of Istanbul strays is both the ultimate love letter to dogs and a multifaceted moral inquiry into humanity…revealing in the process not only the wholesomeness of humans’ four-legged best friends, but also the soulful voice of an exciting new filmmaker with immense moral queries on her mind.” (Variety)
“A howling success…There are close-ups, and then there are close-ups — frame-filling, heart-stopping glimpses of a soul…The camerawork is an extraordinary technical feat as well as profoundly expressive…shines a piercing light on what it means to be an outcast” (Hollywood Reporter)
“It is an immersive, all-encompassing sensory experience and Lo’s ground-level, intimate camerawork (she takes production and editing credits as well) is extremely accomplished…Study the dog we should, as we might just learn something.” (Cine Vue)
*The management kindly asks for all patrons to arrive 20-30 minutes before the movie starts. Since our seating is limited, early arrival will help prevent overcrowding and allow for proper physical distancing.