The French Film Festival: Highlighting Luc Besson’s DogMan

The seventh day of the French Film Festival (FFF) is underway. This year, Novinky and Právo are media partners, offering daily highlights. Today’s spotlight is on the new film from director Luc Besson, DogMan. The movie tells the incredible story of a man whose life has been far from easy, and who is ultimately saved by the love of his dogs.

Visionary filmmaker Besson presents a fascinating anti-hero in his new film. The storyline follows his journey for revenge and redemption. As a boy, he was locked in cages with dogs. Now, as an adult, he has a unique gift. Driven by a desire for vengeance and punishing injustice, he has no inhibitions. His weapon is the loyalty of his dogs.

The film is set to premiere in Czech cinemas on November 30. It has been showing in France since the end of September.

The current FFF, which ends on Wednesday, has gradually presented 47 films during 144 screenings, including thirteen premiere titles that competed in festivals in Cannes, Venice, Locarno, and Toronto this year. The Prague part of the festival also offered a competitive section Selection of Czech Critics.

In addition to Prague, the festival also screened in Ostrava, České Budějovice, Hradec Králové, and Brno. The festival will conclude in Prague with a tribute to the classic of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard.