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Cannes' Un Certain Regard Winner, 'White God' Poster & Trailer


Rise of the Planet of the Dogs? The trailer of Cannes' Un Certain Regard WInner, White God (Fehér istenjust came out and it is a ferociously enthralling story that'll make Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey seem like a cake walk. White God is an Hungarian film directed by Kornél Mundruczó about Lili, a 13-year-old girl's  fight to protect her dog Hagen. She is devastated when her father eventually sets Hagen free on the streets due to harsh "mongrel" fines imposed by the government. Determined to find Lili again, Hagan attracts a large pack of half-breeds who start a seemingly organized uprising against their human oppressors. You think it sounds awesome now, just watch the trailer below!



Initially, I thought it would be an innocent tale about a girl's love for her puppy but it soon turns out to be SO MUCH BETTER THAN THAT! It's a story unlike any other that shows the impenetrable bond between a girl and her dog. The story carries a lot of heart and a powerful social message about our society. The film went on to win Cannes' Un Certain Regard Award so you already know the film is good! The canine protagonist Hagen (played by brothers Luke and Body), was awarded the Palm Dog award in Cannes and attended the premiere! They went to the photo-call, red carpet, and even appeared on stage, becoming the first dog in Cannes history to do so and that is so exciting! White God is Hungary's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at 2015 Academy Awards. Hopefully I'll be able to catch it at Sundance because this is one film, I DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

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