Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

White God
(Fehér Isten)

Year: 2014
Country: HUNGARY
Run Time: 119 minutes

White God
White God
White God
White God

Winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2014 Cannes Festival, Kornel Mundruczó’s newest film is a story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed human superiors, but it’s also a stark, beautiful metaphor for the political and cultural tensions sweeping contemporary Europe. When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen because its 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 that man is not always dog's best friend... (In Hungarian with subtitles) – Magnolia Pictures

Note: Some scenes contain graphic animal imagery.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 3:20 PM -
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Competition
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition

Director
Kornél Mundruczó

Kornél Mundruczó was born in Hungary in 1975. "Pleasant Days," his first feature film, was awarded the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in 2002. His second feature film, "Johanna," a filmic opera adaptation of the story of Joan of Arc, was presented in Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2005. DELTA was In Competition at Cannes 2008 and was awarded the FIPRESCI prize. In 2010, "Tender Son – The Frankenstein Project" was also presented in Cannes Competition.

Filmography
"This I Wish and Nothing More" (2000), "Pleasant Days" (2002), "Johanna" (2005), "Delta" (2008), "Tender Son – The Frankenstein Project" (2010), WHITE GOD (2014)

Producer
Viktória Petrányi

Screenwriting
Kata Wéber, Kornél Mundruczó, Viktória Petrányi

Cinematography
Marcell Rév

Editing
Dávid Jancsó

Principal Cast
Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsóter, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Lili Monori, László Gálffi

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