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NZ | 2018 | 103mins | M Adult themes

  • Directed by Dustin Feneley (feature debut)
  • Starring Arta Dobroshi, Kieran Charnock, Joel Fili, Ross Harper, Mia Blake, Sean Crawford
  • Written by Dustin Feneley
  • Drama, Festival & Independent

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You can put Stray up with the very best films ever made in New Zealand, and pencil it into your top-ten of 2018 already.

… an indelibly beautiful, human and near-perfect film

a film to be watched, appreciated and watched again

Jack, a taciturn young man on parole for grievous bodily harm, holes up in a cabin somewhere in Central Otago.

It’s not clear whether he’s trying to forget the past or reconcile with it, although his hesitancy with locals suggests he’s much closer to the scene of the crime than he’d care to admit.

Locked away in a prison of his own making, Jack one evening encounters Grace, very far from home and seeking refuge.

Played by the captivating Arta Dobroshi, star of the Dardenne brothers’ Lorna’s Silence, Grace’s own private struggles linger beneath her attraction to Jack.

These lonely, enigmatic strangers drift into a relationship that promises to either heal or hurt.
(New Zealand International Film Festival)

heartfelt and elegiac

An assured depiction of raw emotion in an austere yet beautiful film. Memorable casting and performances lend touches of warmth in the wintry landscape.

visually stunning