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White God

Fehér Isten
Director: Kornél Mundruczó

Hungary, Germany, Sweden, 2014, drama, 119 min, hungarian with english and lithuanian subtitles, N-16

A cautionary tale between a superior species and its disgraced inferior... Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds. Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. 13-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free on the streets. Hagen and his pretty master search desperately for each other until Lili loses faith. Struggling to survive, homeless Hagen realizes that not everyone is a dog's best friend. Hagen joins a gang of stray dogs, but is soon captured and sent to the pound. With little hope inside there, the dogs will seize an opportunity to escape and revolt against mankind. Their revenge will be merciless. Lili may be the only one who can halt this unexpected war between man and dog.

Awards:

2014 m. – Prize Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival.

About the director:

Kornél Mundruczó was born in Hungary in 1975. Pleasant Days (Szép napok, 2002), his first feature film, was awarded the Silver Leopard in Locarno. His second feature film, Johanna (Joan, 2005) was presented in Cannes Un Certain Regard. Delta (Delta, 2008) was In Competition at Cannes and was awarded the FIPRESCI prize. In 2010, Tender Son - The Frankenstein project (Szelíd teremtés: A Frankenstein-terv, 2010) was also presented in Cannes Competition.

White God poster - A3.

Section: Retrospektyva

Screenplay: Kornél Mundruczó, Viktória Petrányi, Kata Weber

Dir. of Photography: Marcell Rév

Cast: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Monori, Lili Horváth, László Gálffy, Ervin Nagy, Kornél Mundurczó
Print Festival Kaunas Programme