The Dog Is Barking


Director: Stefan Polasek Country: Austria Genre: Dark Comedy, UK Premiere Runtime: 30 m Block B Screening: TT Cinema 21.08 Time: 5.30-6.45 pm

What would you do, when you discover you are living in a world and none of your actions are having any consequence? Adam is living the perfect life. Wife, son, white picket fence, job security. Nonetheless he’s not happy, even desperate. This is not only due to the ever barking neighbor’s dog. Or the neighbour herself, whom he desires. After a car crash more and more leads come to light and the true cause of Adams misery gets revealed.

Director Biography

Stefan Polasek was born in Vienna. He studied Journalism and Theatre Studies before being accepted at the Filmacademy Vienna, where he was subsequently awarded a Master’s in Film Directing in 2016. “Der Hund Bellt” (The Dog Is Barking) is his final student film in which he displays his interest of sophisticated and subtle storytelling. He has since helped to develop a 6 part fantasy-action-series “Wienerland” which premiered at Vienna Comicon, and is currently working on finishing a short film called “Fabula Machinae”, as well as writing his first feature film.