Dogs

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    Dogs

    Câini

    Directed by

    France, Romania, Bulgaria, Qatar

    2016

    104 min

    • Romanian

    Thriller

    Roman returns to the land near the border with Ukraine he has just inherited from his grandfather. Fully decided to sell this vast but desolate property, he is warned by the local cop that his grandfather was a local crime lord and his men will not let go of the land - and their smuggling business - without a fight.

    Awards

    • FIPRESCI Prize (Un Certain Regard) - Cannes IFF
    • Special Jury Mention, Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor (Gheorghe Visu) - Sarajevo FF
    • Transilvania Trophy - Transilvania IFF
    • Best Cinematography - Stockholm IFF
    • Best Lead Actor (Gheorghe Visu), Best Supporting Actor (Vlad Ivanov), Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Score, Best First Feature - Gopo Awards

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Dragoș Bucur
    Gheorghe Visu
    Vlad Ivanov
    Costel Cascaval
    Constantin Cojocaru
    Raluca Aprodu
    Screenplay
    Bogdan Mirică
    Cinematography
    Andrei Butică
    Editing
    Roxana Szel
    Music
    Codrin Lazăr
    Sorin Romanescu
    Sales
    BAC FILMS
    Production
    EZ FILMS
    Production
    42 KM FILM
    Production
    ARGO FILM

    Press

    Picture 'No Country for Old Men' as reimagined by the Romanian New Wave.

    Peter Debruge, Variety

    A very assured feature debut, juggling an accretion of sinister clues and slow-burn allegiances at a low-key pace kept humming thanks to attention-getting widescreen panache.

    Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily

    Bogdan Mirică

    Bogdan Mirică

    Romania

    It’s not the narrative that inspires me as much as the emotion.

    After receiving his Journalism degree, Bogdan worked as a publisher, copywriter and novelist until 2005 when, only 27 years old, he became the youngest creative director in the European advertising industry. His passion for cinema took him to the Westminster University from London where he studied Screenplay Writing and Production. He began his new career as a script reader for Slingshot Studios from London, and afterwards came back to Romania where he worked as a script writer, having so far produced two feature films and a TV series. In 2010 he wrote and directed his first short film, BORA BORA, which won the award for Best Short at the 2011 Transylvania International Film Festival, got selected in the Locarno International Film Festival and also won the award for Best European Short at the Premiers Plans Festival from Angers, France. His first feature, DOGS, premiered at Cannes' Un Certain Regard in 2016, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. It went on to win the Transilvania Trophy at Transilvania IFF.

    Selected Filmography