Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet
(El perro que no calla)

Year: 2020
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 73 minutes

The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet
The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet
The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet
The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet

Although she never makes a peep when he’s around, Sebastián’s neighbors say his dog wails her heart out when he’s not home. A loyal caretaker at heart, Sebastián tries to solve the issue by bringing his furry companion to work. And when he’s forced to choose between the dog and his job, it’s no contest—he’ll find employment elsewhere. The sixth film from acclaimed Argentine auteur Ana Katz is equal parts political parable and patchwork of a regular life lived. Scenes jump forward months—maybe years—in Sebastián’s life, each presented as a fragment of a memory. Earth-shattering moments, often depicted through expressive hand-drawn illustrations, are deeply felt one minute and let go of the next. Facing everything from fatherhood to what could be the apocalypse, this absurdist drama verges on the blackest of comedy. Filmed in striking black and white, THE DOG WHO WOULDN’T BE QUIET uses the small scale of one man’s life to reflect upon larger ideas of memory, permanence, and the fleeting nature of time. (In Spanish with subtitles) — D.O.

CIFF45 Screenings

CIFF45 Streams On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Cinema en Español

Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition


Ana Katz

Laura Huberman, Ana Katz

Gonzalo Delgado, Ana Katz

Gustavo Biazzi, Guillermo Nieto, Marcelo Lavintman, Fer Blanc, Joaquín Neira

Andrés Tambornino

Principal Cast
Daniel Katz, Julieta Zylberberg, Carlos Portaluppi, Susana Varela

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