White God

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White God

Thirteen-year-old Lili fights to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets. Still innocently believing love can conquer any difficulty, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him. White God (2014) is a Hungarian drama film directed by Kornél Mundruczó and starring Zsófia Psotta. The film premiered on 17 May 2014, as part of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. 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. White God won the Prize Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and the Octopus d'Or at the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival for the Best International Feature Film.

Critic Review

'The whole production speaks well for the power of film; it's a serious stunner.' Wall Street Journal 'Rarely does a film's execution achieve or even exceed its director's ambitions, but Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo's "White God" is that rare movie.' San Fransisco Chronicle 'Imaginative, energetic and ambitious, White God is mysterious, unique and ethically perplexing. Warning dog lovers: some scenes may be distressing.' One Room with a view 'By turns Dickensian, Marxist and dystopian, it's a movie as deliriously unclassifiable as it is expertly focused in its desire to provoke and entertain.' Los Angeles Times

Awards

Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival 2014 Winner of the Audience Award for Best Film Cannes Film Festival 2014 Winner Palm Dog & Cannes Film Festival 2014 Winner Un Certain Regard Award Golden Rooster Awards 2015 Winner of the Audience Award for Best International Director - Kornél Mundruczó Sarasota Film Festival 2015 Winner of the Jury Prize - Narrative Feature Film Competition Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2014 Winner of the Octopus d'Or for Best International Feature Film