ACMI presents

Stray + Q&A

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“Remarkably shot, quietly powerful and totally uncompromising in its vision.”

Time Out

Two damaged strangers fall into a complex intimate relationship in Dustin Feneley’s beautiful and compelling debut feature film, which is set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Southern Alps.

Jack (Kieran Charnock, The Rehearsal), a young man on parole for grievous bodily harm, holes up in a cabin in the mountains, close to the scene of the crime. Locked away in a prison of his own making, Jack one evening encounters Grace, far from her homeland 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 enigmatic strangers drift into a relationship that promises to either hurt or heal.

Hailed by critics as one of the best New Zealand films ever made, Stray demands to be seen on the big screen.

Director Dustin Feneley and production designer Sophie Durham will take part in a Q&A moderated by Glendyn Ivin (director of Safe Harbour) after the screening.