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Dogman

Dogman

In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida, and being coerced into the petty criminal schemes of the local bully Simoncino, an ex-boxer who terrorizes the neighborhood. When Simoncino’s abuse finally brings Marcello to a breaking point, he decides to stand up for his own dignity through an act of vengeance, with unintended consequences.

“A bare-bones breakdown of Matteo Garrone’s David-and-Goliath parable hardly does justice to the violent agony and modest ecstasy you get on screen.” (Rolling Stone Magazine)

“At its best, when we can live Dogman through Marcello’s eyes, the movie keeps reminding you of that opening, of people and animals, menace and kindness, and the cages we sometimes don’t realize we’ve made for ourselves.” (Los Angeles Times)

Dogman offers a grim character study set apart by Marcello Fonte’s performance and director Matteo Garrone’s tight grip on the material.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“The outwardly simple story turns into a political and psychological parable. Instead of sentimentalizing his character, Mr. Fonte gives a superbly austere performance, with comic dimensions, in which Marcello becomes a haunted, and haunting, enigma.(The Wall Street Journal)

This event is made possible with the generous help and support of Italian Day on the Drive, Vancouver’s Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre , the Vancouver Italian Film Festival, the Italian Contemporary Film Festival, and the Italian Consulate in Vancouver.

Tuesday, June 18
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

DOGMAN (Matteo Garrone, 2019 / 103 mins / 14A / Italian with English subtitles) Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello will submit to an unexpected act of vengeance.

 

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