The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet
Sebastián is a graphic designer in his 30s, living hand to mouth with a string of temp jobs in different sectors. This existence is complicated by the fact that his dog allegedly can’t be left home alone without making a terrible racket, and most workplaces don’t allow pets on the premises. We get to know Sebastián over time as we watch clips from different periods of his life, and note the passing of time from changing hair styles, seasons, and workplaces. Despite these superficial changes, life seems to be standing pretty still for Sebastián – at least, that is, until a comet arrives and poisons the Earth's atmosphere.
With clear elements of sci-fi and absurdism, this film is never at risk of being reduced to an average semi-existential midlife drama. Director and writer Ana Katz will not be restricted by traditional cinematic or narrative convention in her portrayal of the life of the very average Sebastián. Maybe it is precisely in meetings with the extraordinary that the fundamentally ordinary can really shine?
The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet won the Big Screen Award at Rotterdam International Film Festival, and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.
Ana Katz (b. 1975) is an argentinian screenwriter, actor ans director. After making several short films, she made her feature debut, El juego de la silla, which premiered in 2002. The film was screened at several international film festivals, and received honorable mention at San Sebastián. Her second feature film Una novia errante (2007) was presented in Un Certain Regard at Cannes.The Dog Who Wouldn't be Quiet (2021) is her latest, and had It had it' premiere at The International Film Festival Rotterdam earlier this year.
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Original title El perro que no calla
Director Ana Katz
Screenplay Gonzalo Delgado, Ana Katz
Cinematography Gustavo Biazzi, Fernando Blanc, Marcelo Lavintman, Joaquín Neira, Guillermo Nieto
Producer Laura Huberman, Pablo Ingercher, Ana Katz, Ramiro Pavon
Cast Daniel Katz, Valeria Lois, Raquel Bank, Marcos Montes, Elvira Onetto, Mirella Pascual
Production Company Laura Cine, Oh My Gomez! Films
Runtime 1h 13m
Age limit 12
This film is in competition for the Audience Award.