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Special Presentation
Da non perdere perché è il nuovo film del regista di Gomorra.

The hotly anticipated and award-winning new crime thriller from internationally-heralded writer/director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah), Dogman is a hugely compelling, based-on-fact tale of a gentle dog lover driven to take a stand against a local bully.

In a dilapidated Neapolitan suburb, the pint-sized, mild-mannered Marcello (Marcello Fonte) runs the dog-grooming business of the film’s title, caring for the neighbourhood pooches, and raising his young daughter, Alida, for whom who he’d do anything to spoil. But he’s in thrall to one of his customers, Simone (Edoardo Pesce, Fortunata LIFF17), a petty criminal and former boxer who throws his substantial bulk around this tight-knit community at every opportunity. Marcello soon becomes swept up in a criminal plan he wants nothing to do with…

Meticulously directed and photographed, and entirely sympathetic to its four-legged cast-members (none of whom are harmed), Garrone’s bravura noir is also impeccably performed, with Marcello Fonte’s extraordinary performance awarded Best Actor at Cannes. Based on true story, and gripping from start to finish, it’s another electrifying vision from one of Italy’s finest filmmakers.

Not screening in Perth.

Special Presentation
Best Actor, Palm Dog for the Canine Cast, Cannes Film Festival 2018
Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Sound, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2018
Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Official Selection Bvlgari Critics' Choice Award 2018
Matteo Garrone
Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Adamo Dionisi, Francesco Acquaroli
Crime, Drama | Italy, France | 2018 | 103 min
Italian with English subtitles
Terrifically good…A movie with incomparable bite and strength.
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Matteo Garrone

Matteo Garrone

Born in Rome, Matteo Garrone is one of Italy’s most acclaimed contemporary filmmakers. He is best known for his 2008 crime-drama Gomorrah, which won the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival as well as Best Film at the Italian Academy (David di Donatello) Awards. His 2012 film Reality (LIFF12) won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, where his 2015 fantasy Tale of Tales (LIFF15) was also selected to compete for the Palme d’Or.

Please note, while the trailer may not include subtitles, the film will be screened with English subtitles.