Possibly one of the most exciting films to emerge from this year’s festival circuit is director Kornul Mumdruczo’s White God. Winner of the Prize un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the film is a modern day parable of a mistreated and abandoned dog, who leads an army of so called “unfit” dogs against his supposed superior human masters.
The first trailer has just dropped and my word, it’s a beauty.
When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog, Hagen, due to its mixed breed heritage, which is deemed “unfit” by the state, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey to return to one another. At the same time, all the “unfit” and abandoned dogs across the land begin to rally around their new leader, Hagen, who leads his army of discarded house pets across the streets in an act of defiance against their so-called “superior” masters.
I’m in love with this trailer. The imagery is all kinds of beautiful and it not only promises to be a thought provoking piece of filmmaking, but an utterly compelling and riveting story of the highest caliber.
Imagine if Rise of the Planet of the Apes were crossed with Homeward Bound and you’ve sort of got an idea of what to expect from White God.
The film is released in March in the US. Here’s hoping a UK release is not too far behind.