Gala / International premiere

Year of the Dog

  • Mike White /
  • USA /
  • 2007 /
  • 97 mins

Molly Shannon, Laura Dern, Regina King, Tom McCarthy, Josh Pais, John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard / Fiction / English

A fluffy comedy with a sharp, subversive bite, from the brilliant writer of Chuck&Buck (EIFF 2000) and The School of Rock.

Sweet spinster Peggy (beautifully played by familiar TV face Molly Shannon) loves nothing more than her little beagle, Pencil. When Pencil meets a tragic fate, Molly seeks solace from various human sources: her dramatically unsympathetic sister-in-law (Laura Dern); her creepy single neighbour (John C Reilly); and an oddball animal refuge attendant (Peter Sarsgaard) whose affection for his furry charges has an unsavoury tang. But the more time she spends with humans, the more Peggy prefers dogs. And wants to live with them. And care for them. A lot of them... Can the world make room for Peggy's evolving values? HM

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