Each year in March the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, presents New Directors/New Films screening the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. In 2015 White God by Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó received much attention.
When thirteen-year old Lili and her mixed-breed dog Hagen are separated by Lili's father, due to an official attempt to tax the mutt, a set of tragic events starts. Lili’s father dumps Hagen on the street and while Lili tries to find her dog, Hagen goes through a number of trials and tribulations. After wandering alleyways and looking for food, mainly trying to avoid the pound, Hagen is finally taken in by some dog-catchers who train him to become a vicious fighter.
When Hagen finally escapes with a whole army of other dogs in tow, they set out to take their revenge on the humans who wronged them.
Kornél Mundruczó’s shocking fable, White God, had premiered on 17 May 2014 at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and promptly won the Prize "Un Certain Regard". The dogs received the "Palm Dog Award"!
- Director: Kornél Mundruczó, 2014 Hungary
- Language: Hungarian with English Subtitles
- DCP: 119 minutes
- Magnolia Pictures