Your Company

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

✭ ✭ ✭ ✭   Read critic reviews

Argentina · 2021
1h 13m
Director Ana Katz
Starring Daniel Katz, Julieta Zylberberg, Mirella Pascual, Valeria Lois
Genre Drama

Sebastian, a man in his 30s, works a series of temporary jobs while taking care of his dog. In the midst of absurd events and the possible end of the world, Sebastian learns more about love, humanity, and loss.

We hate to say it, but we can't find anywhere to view this film.

What are people saying?

What are critics saying?


Screen Daily by

The unnerving prescience of Ana Katz’s low key, symbolism-steeped drama adds an extra layer to this intriguing but slight blend of observational intimacy and science fiction.


Empire by Ian Freer

A low-key treat about rising above the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet is something to shout about.


The Film Stage by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Much like the blur of quarantine, in which days and weeks bleed into months, the movie seamlessly skips through time, following its protagonist through a collection of moments that—as portrayed in rich black and white—often feel like memories. They have just enough story to be considered vignettes, distinguished by changing facial hair and locations, and held loosely together by its restless energy.


Variety by Jessica Kiang

It presents details so small they belong under a microscope, and events so large they belong in science fiction; that these chopped fragments can build to an experience so smooth and significant is only because of Katz’s radical re-centering of the drama, away from what happens and onto the life it happens to.


CineVue by John Bleasdale

It seems ridiculous to call a film that is only 73-minutes long an epic, but that is what The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet feels like. Though it should be made clear, by epic there’s nothing grandiose; there is nary a special effect to be seen and hardly a cast of thousands. But at the same time, Argentine filmmaker Ana Katz’s sixth feature encompasses a life and very nearly the end of the world.


The Guardian by Peter Bradshaw

This film is enigmatic and yet very digestible, deadpan in its comedy and so insouciant and casual in its form, you might almost think that Katz had written it in five minutes, filmed it in a week. There is real artistry here.


The Hollywood Reporter by Sheri Linden

Though it can at times feel wanting in dramatic heft or clarity, The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet can also be revelatory, and its drama flowers in delightfully unflashy ways.

Users who liked this film also liked