Selected as part of the Un Certain Regard program in Cannes, Hungarian writer-director Kornel Mundruczo's White God
) tells the story of a girl and her dog. And a potential inter species war.
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.
This promises to be stark and beautiful stuff and certainly worlds away from what you'd get with similarly themed Hollywood fare. Want a taste to see what I mean? ScreenAnarchy is proud to present an exclusive clip from the Cannes selection. Check it out below.
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