A Dog's DeathUruguay, France, Argentina, 2019 : Canadian Premiere
Silvia and Mario enjoy a bourgeois life in Montevideo. But two events will disturb their tranquillity: a dog surgery goes wrong for Mario, and Silvia discovers retirement. After a small dog dies during one of Mario’s final operations, things go awry. The couple is dragged from paranoia to violence and from violence to nonsense. With true-to-life dialogue, A DOG’S DEATH is a poignant class study and sharp satire. The debut feature film from Uruguayan director Matías Ganz is one of the most anticipated Latin American film releases of the festival season.
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Matías Ganz is a Uruguayan actor, writer and director. After graduating from the Uruguayan Film School, he had a short appearance as an actor in Pablo Stoll’s TRES before turning to writing and directing. Ganz co-wrote and co-directed the TV series REC (2012) and EL MUNDO DE LOS VIDEOS (2017), both broadcasted by the Uruguayan public TV. A DOG'S DEATH is his first full-length feature film.
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press for A Dog's Death
"Equal parts suspenseful, horrifying, pensive and hilarious, A DOG'S DEATH is a top-notch thriller that unravels the absurd and violent consequences of class and racial discrimination."- Slug Mag
"A socially aware satire and a smart deconstruction of the petit-bourgeois lifestyle through a multi-genre tale encompassing comedy, drama and slow-burning thriller."- Cineuropa
Narrative / Dark Comedy / First FeatureSpanish with English Subtitles
Juan Jose Lopez