I LEFT MY SHOES IN ISTANBUL – Lebanon/Turkey – 64 min. – directed by Nigol Bezjian – Canadian Premiere – Rated: Family

Modernist poet, Sako Arian, returns to his ancestral city of Istanbul, where his cultural and literary roots are found. His heritage comes alive as he tours the old streets of the city, once bustling with Armenian citizens, as well as the historic schools, churches, and the cemeteries where famous poets were buried. His journey brings the Lebanese-Armenian artist into contact with a wide array of characters and a meaningful exchange of ideas and laughs.  A fascinating film about one of the world’s most intriguing cities. Trailer: