About

Wiener-Dog tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading a certain kind of comfort and joy. Man’s best friend starts out teaching a young boy some contorted life lessons before being taken in by a compassionate vet tech named Dawn Wiener. Dawn reunites with someone from her past and sets off on a road trip picking up some depressed mariachis along the way. Wiener-Dog then encounters a floundering film professor, as well as an embittered elderly woman and her needy granddaughter—all longing for something more.

Twenty years ago, Todd Solondz took the Sundance Film Festival by storm when Welcome to the Dollhouse won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1996 Festival. Since then he has gone on to establish himself as one of the most uncompromising voices working in film. Wiener-Dog is vintage Solondz, brimming with brilliantly caustic and truthful observations about the human condition. He has a unique ability to find humor in the darkest of subject matter, allowing an empathetic light to shine on it.

YEAR 2015

SECTION Premieres

COUNTRY U.S.A.

RUN TIME 90 min

COMPANY ID-PR

WEBSITE https://www.id-pr.com

EMAIL blerner@id-pr.com

PHONE (323) 822-4824

Credits

Director
Screenwriter
Executive Producer
Producer
Editor
Production Designer
Director Of Photography
Co Producer
Costume Designer
Casting Director
Composer
Actor

Artist Bio

Todd Solondz

Todd Solondz was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in the suburbs. He has written and directed Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), Happiness (1998), Storytelling (2001), Palindromes (2004), Life During Wartime (2009), and Dark Horse (2011). His films have been awarded many prizes at film festivals internationally, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, the international critics prize at Cannes, and the best screenplay award at Venice.