April 9th, 2015 by PRatt
May 3, 2015 @ 2:30 pm – 2:30 pm

(Hungary, 2014) Written and directed by Kornél Mundruczó. Cast: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér.

If you’re looking for a Disney-esque movie about a girl and her lost dog, better look elsewhere. But if you’ve been looking for a film that is part social commentary, part revenge fantasy, that features 250 trained dogs racing through the streets of Budapest and won the Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes – then stand in line! Hungary’s White God tells the story of a mixed-breed dog named Hagen, who is separated from his human friend (a young girl played by Zsófia Psotta), and mistreated by a new owner – until he joins a revolutionary pack of wild dogs. No dogs were injured in the making of White God, and all 250 canines were given the Palme Dog Award at Cannes.

“The radicalness of the movie is that he [Hagen] doesn’t need to be like a person for you to be on his side. He is a dog, and that’s all he needs to be.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times. A New York Times Critics Pick.


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