April 9 - 30, 2019
DIRECTED BY MATTEO GARRONE
A new film from the acclaimed director of GOMORRAH (2008), DOGMAN is set in a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest. Marcello (Marcello Fonte, in a Cannes Best Actor-winning performance) is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, caring for his daughter, and being coerced into petty criminal schemes by the local bully Simoncino – an ex-boxer who terrorizes the neighborhood. Until Simoncino’s abuse finally brings Marcello to a breaking point.