#TIFF18: “DOGMAN” REVIEW
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
Dogman follows the story of Marcello (Marcello Fonte) who is a mild-mannered dog groomer, father, and drug dealer. When the violent and impulsive bully of the small Italian town he lives in wrongs him, Marcello’s temper becomes tested. Dogman competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and Marcello Fonte won the Cannes Award for Best Actor. It will have its Canadian Premiere at TIFF ’18 in the Special Presentations Programme.
This Film is a slow burn that shows the evolution of a wholesome turned violent man. Throughout the entire running time, Fonte completely evolves with it. He portrays the anxiety of constantly wanting to be liked, the fury of being betrayed and the euphoria of getting revenge.
Dogman screens on Thursday, September 6 at 6 PM at Scotiabank 1 and Saturday, September 8 at 3 PM at Scotiabank 1.