Hyde Park Picture House

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White God (Fehér Isten)

Time
On 6th March - 6.20 PM
Other showings
From 6th March - 11th March
Starring:
Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth
Director
Dir. Kornél Mundruczó
Duration
118mins
Country
Hungary | Germany | Sweden
Year
2014
Synopsis:

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 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 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 house pet who has learned all too well from his “Masters” in his journey through the streets and animal control centres how to bite the hands that beats him...

 

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Critical reaction:
  • Pathos, insight and political allegory light up a dark drama of feral fighting dogs in Budapest.

     

    Mark Kermode, THE OBSERVER

  • Superbly acted allegorical drama with a climax that is not only breathtakingly exciting but flawlessly handled.

     

    Damon Wise, EMPIRE