Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:15pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

The latest from Matteo Garrone (“Gomorrah,” “Reality”), “Dogman” tells the story of Marcello (Marcello Fonte), a small and gentle dog groomer, who finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone (Edoardo Pesce), a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. “Dogman” — which premiered at Cannes, where Fonte was named Best Actor and the canine cast received a playful Palm Dog — serves as Italy’s Oscar® submission for Best Foreign Language Film. Time Out London writes: “With ‘Gomorrah,’ his seedy, hyperkinetic delve into Naples’ criminal underbelly, Matteo Garrone vividly mapped out a whole ecosystem of organised crime, populating it with sharply drawn characters and bursts of vicious violence. In ‘Dogman,’ his latest odyssey through Italy’s hardscrabble fringes, the crime is of a more disorganised, spontaneous variety, but the gritty world-building is just as impressive — and this time the focus is tighter and more claustrophobic…. The overall feel is of the kind of Aesop’s fable Scorsese would tell his kids.”

102 min.

Directed by

Matteo Garrone



Film Category

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