Every dog has his day!
Video Services Corp.,
A film by Kornél Mundruczó
in select cities across Canada
Opens April 17, 2015
Saskatoon – Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave.)
WINNER – Un Certain Regard Prize, Cannes Festival, 2014
2014 Official Oscar® Entry – Hungary, Best Foreign Language Film
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Sundance Film Festival, 2015
“FIERCE AND BEAUTIFUL. Extraordinarily choreographed.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“Emotionally rousing and technically masterful.” – Guy Lodge, Variety
“This powerful Hungarian drama features the Al Pacino of dog actors.” – Cath Clarke, Time Out
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 man is not always dog’s best friend.
Winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2014 Cannes Festival, White God is a story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed human superiors, but it’s also a stark, beautiful metaphor for the political and cultural tensions sweeping contemporary Europe.
“The film is much more a criticism of a once and future Hungary, where typically a narrow stratum rules over a greater mass,” says director Kornél Mundruczó. “If we don’t pay attention, one day the masses will rise up.”
About Video Services Corp
Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp. (VSC) is a leading independent all-platform film distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. VSC’s DVD catalogue includes “Corner Gas,” Sharknado, Richard Lewis: Bundle of Nerves, and Don Cherry’s Rock’em Sock’em Hockey series. Recent theatrical releases include Frank starring Michael Fassbender, Alan Partridge starring Steve Coogan, Israeli horror sensation Big Bad Wolves, and Cannes Selection Life Itself. VSC’s 2015 slate includes TIFF Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award winner What We Do In The Shadows, and Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Script winner Stations of the Cross. www.videoservicescorp.com| facebook.com/videoservicescorp | twitter.com/vidserv.