Gala Screening of WHITE GOD
The screening took place on 17th of August at the National Theatre, as part of the Competition Programme - Features.
The film addresses new regulations in Hungary that favour pedigree dogs and put a severe tax on owners of mixed breeds. Owners of mixed breeds begin to dump their mongrels and shelters quickly become overcrowded. Thirteen-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen. She refuses to accept her father's arguments and is devastated when he eventually throws Hagen out onto the street.
With her naive belief that love can conquer any obstacle, Lili sets out to find her dog and save him. Kornel Mundruczó was born in Hungary in 1975. His first feature film, PLEASANT DAYS (2002), was awarded the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. His film DELTA was awarded the FIPRESCI prize. His most recent film, WHITE GOD, won the main award of the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.