Award-winning director Matteo Garrone’s critically acclaimed DOGMAN, will receive its UK Premiere on European Art Cinema Day, October 14th, at 62nd BFI London Film Festival. Curzon Artificial Eye and BFI LFF will host simultaneous live previews taking place across approximately 40 cinemas UK-wide, including the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN).
Matteo Garrone, director of the Golden Globe-nominated Gomorrah (winner of the Cannes Jury Prize) presents the true story of one of Italy’s most notorious crimes. Dubbed an ‘urban Western’, DOGMAN takes place in an Italian suburb somewhere between metropolis and wild nature. Marcello (Marcello Fonte; Best Actor, 2018 Cannes Film Festival), 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.
The BFI London Film Festival premiere of DOGMAN, and UK wide previews, are taking place on European Art Cinema Day on 1October 14th, ahead of the theatrical and On Demand release on October 19th, 2018. Growing year-on-year, the third European Art Cinema Day is a global initiative, with events taking place all over the world, across more than 600 venues. It is organized by CICAE in partnership with Europa Cinemas.
The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express takes place from Wednesday October 10 – Sunday October 21, 2018.