A DOG'S DEATH is the debut feature of Uruguayan director Matías Ganz. Everybody knows that silent movie piano accompanist Felisberto Hernández was Uruguayan. Right? But did you know that he was also the greatest short story writer of all time?! I have long lamented the fact that Buñuel never got around to adapting a Felisberto, an itch I am pleased to confirm Ganz's caustic parable altogether serviceably scratches.