STRAY + Q&A
5:00pm Saturday 16 January
Join us at Palace Chauvel for the Sydney Premiere screening of Stray, winner of Best International Feature Documentary at Hot Docs 2020! The first of a new batch of Antenna Selects screenings and events happening throughout early 2021, the film will be followed by a live Q&A with director Elizabeth Lo.
Meet the indomitable Zeytin, a stray who is treated with both disdain and mercy by the city’s human residents. Through the eyes of Zeytin and fellow strays Nazar and Kartal, we gain a unique and artfully-captured perspective of the lives and experiences of Istanbul’s residents and outsiders. When Zeytin’s journey intersects with that of homeless Syrian teenagers, Stray transforms into a poignant exploration of the parallels between our four-legged friends and the marginalised humans they share the streets with. Lo observes the shared resilience and bond between the young men and their canine friends, subtly asking questions on how society treats the most vulnerable. With a singular vision you might associate with a veteran filmmaker, Elizabeth Lo’s stirring debut is both a dog and documentary lover’s dream. (BFI London Film Festival)
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Read what the critics are saying
“A howling success… not to be missed.”
— The Hollywood Reporter
“An immersive, all-encompassing sensory experience and Lo’s ground-level, intimate camerawork… is extremely accomplished.”
“A provocative essay about how we treat our fellow animals, human and non-human alike.”
— POV Magazine
“Rivetingly confident in the devices she employs to build this sublime analysis of contemporary society, the director delivers a sharp, unique portrait of inflicted loneliness.”
— One Room with a View
“Lo inspects both the faultlines and fringes of Turkish society and ponders profound philosophical questions concerning humanity.”
COVID-19 – SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
We believe films should be seen on the big screen and we are very excited to bring people together again for a shared experience, but we are also committed to keeping everyone safe. We wish to reassure you that all Antenna Selects screenings will follow the latest Government social distancing guidelines, as well as our cinema venue partners’ COVID Safe operating procedures, to ensure the comfort and safety of our audiences.
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