White God

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Hungary | 2014 | 117 min | Kornél Mundruczó

April 10 - 23, 2015

Ends Thu Apr 23 | This stunning Hungarian thriller – winner of Prize Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival – features a mixed-breed dog named Hagen who, after he is separated from the young girl that loves him, leads a pack of unwanted strays in a rebellion to rise up and bite the hands that abuse them.

When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen, because it's mixed-breed heritage is deemed 'unfit' by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called 'unfit' dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time housepet who has learned all too well from his 'Masters' in his journey through the streets and animal control centers. A cautionary tale challenging man's assumed superiority over animals, White God is a powerful allegory from director Kornél Mundruczó that should not be missed.

“Fierce and beautiful! Extraordinarily choreographed.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"Remarkable and riveting. This surprising movie is perhaps the most memorable of all the films I saw at this year's Cannes Film Festival. It's haunting, and quite extraordinary." – Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood

“White God confirms Mundruczó’s position as one of Europe’s most exciting, unpredictable and technically competent directors. In a world where so many filmmakers seem to rework the same material over and over, he’s a true wild card—a filmmaker with ‘un certain regard’ if ever there was one.” – Nick Roddick, Sight & Sound

“A triumphantly idiosyncratic film with smarts and visceral impact in equal measure.” – Jessica Kiang, The Playlist on Indiewire

“A film that no serious movie-lover should miss.” – Nick Roddick, London Evening Standard

“A potent metaphor for everything from immigration to the abuse of power, with it’s striking finale serving as stark warning about our own arrogant belief that we’ll always be at the top of the food chain.” – Alistair Harnkess, The Scotsman

  • Director: Kornél Mundruczó
  • Principal Cast: Zsófia Psotta
  • Country: Hungary
  • Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 117 min
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: Hungarian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Rating: R