Irish Film Institute -IFI Documentary Festival: STRAY

IFI Documentary Festival: STRAY

Director: Elizabeth Lo

72 mins, USA, 2019, Digital, Subtitled

To pre-order Stray, click here. The film will be available to view on IFI@Home from Wednesday, September 23rd at 18.30.


This film is F-rated.

Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of life in the city. The disparate lives of the three dogs intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them. Whether they lead us into bustling streets of decrepit ruins, the gaze of the animals acts as a window into overlooked corners of society. The film is an observation of humanity from a canine perspective and a voyage into new ways of seeing.

Screening as part of the 2020 IFI Documentary Festival, 21st – 27th September.

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