Fifteen-year-old Leah comes from a housing estate that backs onto the dogend of the Thames some 20 miles east of London. She lives in a run down flat with her mum Val who unable to cope with life takes out her frustrations on her daughter. Deprived of love and attention at home Leah goes looking for it elsewhere. She lurches around the estate with abusive boyfriend John who at only ninetheen is already angry at the world. Dog takes place on what starts out as ordinary day for Leah but turns out to have a shocking conclusion when John is pushed over the edge by an innocuous incident.
An suburban tale about a girl, her mum, a boy and a dog. –videomedeja.org/
Andrea Arnold (born April 5, 1969) is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker and former actress from England, who made her feature length directorial debut in 2006 with Red Road.
Arnold first came to prominence as an actress and television presenter alongside Sandi Toksvig, Nick Staverson and Neil Buchanan in the 1980s children’s television show No. 73. This Saturday morning show on ITV, in which she played Dawn Lodge, had a similar premise to that of The Kumars at No. 42 in the way that the show was part sitcom, part chat show and based at a domestic residence. In addition to these parts, the show had the usual mix of music, competitions and cartoons (such as Roger Ramjet) that was in keeping to the formula of British Saturday morning children’s TV of the 1980s.
In 1988 No. 73 had morphed into 7T3, with the set being moved from the Maidstone house (in fact in TVS studios in Kent) to that of a theme park. This revamp would only last the season, but Andrea would be… read more