Shudder has acquired all North American rights to J-P Valkeapää’s Finnish thriller Dogs Don’t Wear Pants from The Yellow Affair, reports ScreenDaily out of AFM.
The film, which premiered in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight before screening in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema section, is about an emotionally paralyzed man whose life is changed when he meets a dominatrix.
Pekka Strang (Tom Of Finland) and Krista Kosonen (Blade Runner 2049) star.
The film’s festival awards include best feature at Fantastic Fest in Austin; the Crossovers grand prix award at Strasbourg Fantastic Film Festival; and most recently best picture in the Noves Visions section at Sitges.
Valkeapää wrote the film with Juhana Lumme. Aleksi Bardy and Helen Vinogradov produce for Helsinki-filmi. Co-producers are Alise Gelze and Aija Berzina from Tasse Film (Latvia) in association with Vratislav Šlajer and Danny Holman from Bionaut (Czech Republic).