‘Terrifically good … A movie with incomparable bite and strength.’
In a run-down seaside resort, a gentle dog-groomer has to stand up to a tough local bully. When he is not looking after clients’ dogs at his grooming parlor slight, mild-mannered Marcello spends his days doting on his young daughter. But Marcello lives under the thumb of Simone, a local thug who is making Marcello’s life increasingly difficult.
This follow-up to director Matteo Garrone’s 2015 Perth Festival hit Tale of Tales is a bold and engrossing vision of a smalltime hood. Winner of eight prizes including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor at the ‘Italian national film awards. Winner Best Actor (Marcello Fonte) 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
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Director Matteo Garrone
Cast Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce
Duration 103mins, MA 15+
No dogs were harmed in the making of this film.
Italian with English subtitles
Young people from Roebourne show off their dance moves in this video created as part of The Yijala Yala Project, a long-term, multi artform project working with the Indigenous people of Ieramugadu (Roebourne) in the Pilbara.
Director Mariaa Randall
Cast Alison Lockyer, Cyril Jones, Jay Larni-Larry
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