Trailer: Cannes Winner, Army of Dogs Thriller “WHITE GOD”News Samuel Zimmerman
Winner of the Prize Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó’s WHITE GOD looks like a stunner, both in concept and ambition.
Likely falling on the art-horror side of things, the film concerns an uprising of dogs deemed unfit by The State for not being pure of heritage. The official synopsis describes WHITE GOD as “a story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed ‘human superiors,’ but it’s also an brutal, beautiful metaphor for the political and cultural tensions sweeping contemporary Europe. 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. 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 how to bite the hands that beats him …”
WHITE GOD is in theaters from Magnolia on March 27, 2015. This sweeping, unique trailer, plus its current accolades should make it a highly anticipated release. [iTunes]