Director: Matteo Garrone, Italy, France, 2018, 102 minutes
Starring: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano
IMDB rating 7.3/10
Marcello is a gentle dog-groomer who runs his own parlour in a run-down seaside town in Campania, Italy. He is part of a close-knit neighbourhood, which leads a relatively peaceful existence, except when terrorised by violent former boxer Simone. Believing that he can befriend and pacify this local thug, Marcello gets caught up in a world of petty crime and drugs, a mistake that will have far-reaching consequences for him. Acclaimed Italian director Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, Tale of Tales) returns with this latest film – a powerful atmospheric, gripping drama, which won the Best Actor Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
8pm €5 (Friends €3)
Oxmantown Mall, Birr, Ireland