A taxi driver with the face of a beaten-up dog drives through the streets of a desolate city, like he does every night. This time he picks up a businessman who’s having an argument with his wife. But when he drops him off at the hotel, lives will be changed forever. Whether we like it or not, we must follow the untangling of the story, powerless and astonished at what we’re seeing. Dear BIFFF enthusiasts, the reason your writer is so lyrical is that Dhogs should be seen as a trip through ‘horror’ lane, just like Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Amores perros and Leos Carax’s Holy Motors. The film is raw, astonishing, and complex. It is guaranteed to be the “love it or hate it” movie of the festival!
Andres Goteira’s debut will not go unnoticed. Loved at a bunch of other festivals, Dhogs is a UFO (Undefined Film Object) from Galicia. That Spanish region is home to some of Europe’s most intriguing genre films of the moment, like Ignacio Vilar’s A esmorga and Fernando Cortizo’s criminally underrated stop motion jewel O apóstolo.
|Genre(s)||black comedy , crime, surreal|
|Competition(s)||7th Orbit Competition, Film Critics Selection|
|Subtitles||Dutch, English, French|
|Cast||Antonio “Durán” Morris, Carlos Blanco, Iván Marcos, María Costas, Melania Cruz, Miguel de Lira, Roi Gantes, Suso López, Xosé López|