Magazine article Screen International

Matteo Garrone's 'Dogman' Lands UK Deal with Curzon (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Matteo Garrone's 'Dogman' Lands UK Deal with Curzon (Exclusive)

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Film scores UK distribution after buzzy Cannes Competition premiere.

Dogman, the Matteo Garrone drama that had its premiere in competition at the recent Cannes Film Festival, has been picked up for UK distribution by Curzon.

‘Dogman’

Styled as an ‘urban western’, the film follows Marcello (played by Marcello Fonte), a gentle-spirited dog groomer, who finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship with Simone (Edoardo Pesce), a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighbourhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello must submit to an unexpected act of vengeance.

Fonte won the festival’s best actor prize this weekend.

The deal was negotiated by Gabrielle Stewart from Hanway, which represented UK rights. Rai Com represents the rest of the world. …

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