The Englert Theatre Thu, Oct 12, 2023 7:00 PM
Chauncey -Theater 1 Fri, Oct 13, 2023 4:15 PM
Event Info
Dialogue Details:Dialogue with graphic novelist Sara Varon
Series Info
Series:Refocus Film Festival
Film Info
Director:Pablo Berger
Runtime:102 minutes
Rating:Not Rated
Year Released:2023
Production Country:Spain




Refocus Film Festival Opening Night Selection

Postfilm conversation with graphic novelist Sara Varon.


Preceded by

5:45pm Live Music from Sylvee & the Sea, vivid experimental instrumentals from Pieta Brown


Immediately followed by

9:30pm Postscript Party Food & Music at FilmScene at the Chauncey



Guaranteed admission with a Refocus Film Festival Pass (passes available now)

$25.00 Public (on sale September 22)

Each ticket includes admission to all opening night programming

 Encore screening October 13

Adapted from Sara Varon's graphic novel of the same name, this touching story of friendship and loss follows a dog and his robot best friend. It's the 1980s and Dog lives all alone in a sad bachelor pad in Manhattan. To fill the hole in his soul he builds a companion after catching a late night infomercial for a robot. An inseparable friendship forms as the two take in everything that the city has to offer. But when a trip to the beach results in a months-long separation for the unlikely pair, both Dog and Robot are left wondering if they will ever see each other again. With Varon's striking images as the basis for this animated exploration of companionship, the film wordlessly depicts a moving universal story.

Official Selection: 2023 Cannes Film Festival, 2023 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, 2023 New Zealand International Film Festival, the 2023 Sarajevo Film Festival, 2023 Toronto International Film Festival