Directed by Bogdan Mirica • Drama • With Dragos Bucur, Gheorghe Visu, Vlad Ivanov • 2016 • 104 minutes
One of the most acclaimed debuts of recent years, and winner of the FIPRESCI Prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Bogdan Mirică’s Dogs is a haunting and gruesome Western. When a man returns home to sell his grandfather's' land, he runs afoul of a local crime lord and his men.
“The kind of very slow-burning thriller that prefers to unsettle rather than jolt… hypnotic rather than patience-testing. It’s a quiet death-knell of a movie that pays off, no matter that the fates of some characters are left to our grim imaginations.” – Dennis Harvey, 48 Hills