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WHITE GOD

2014 (MIFF 2014)

Director: Kornél Mundruczó

"A rabid relation to Hitchcock's The Birds, in which Hungary falls victim to a canine apocalypse." – The Guardian

What starts as a tale of teenage Lili searching for her dog on the streets of Budapest takes an unexpected turn when her lost canine friend is thrust into the seedy world of dogfighting before winding up in the local pound; here, the dogs seize freedom and spark a wider revolt against their human oppressors, and Lili may be the only person who can bring an end to this impromptu war.

Inspired both by JM Coetzee and by the increasingly troublesome divisions in Europe between citizens and immigrants, White God is a timely, surprising political parable as well as epic genre piece and thrilling revenge fantasy. This engagingly shot winner of the Cannes Un Certain Regard prize treads its own unique path.

"An emotionally rousing, technically masterful man-vs-dog adventure." – Variety

No animals were harmed in the making of this film.

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