Derby Film Festival Presents

Stray + Short

Monday 18th November / 2:40pm

In a cold and remote landscape, two strangers struggle to repair their broken pasts. A young man is on parole after serving time for attempting to murder the man who killed his girlfriend in a hit and run. A woman is released from a psychiatric facility far from her homeland. These two damaged strangers cross paths in the mountains in winter and fall into a complex intimate relationship, putting to the test their capacity to trust and heal. Featuring excellent dual lead performances against the atmospheric backdrop of South Island of New Zealand.

Tell me more

For fans of Chantal Ackerman, Hunger (2008), Wendy And Lucy (2008), Elephant (2003)

Book tickets

£9.50 standard. £7.00 concessions. Free for Derby Film Festival Passholders.

15 Certificate

Director:Dustin Feneley
Country:New Zealand
Running Time: 104m

Also screening on

Friday 15th November

+ Short Film


Dir: Christian Kinde
UK 2019 17m

Since the death of her mother, Lilah has taken on her mum’s role in the family home. Frustrated, she plans to run away with Jimmy, the 22-year-old she has been seeing in secret. Torn between the call of a life without imposed values and the importance of her culture.