Magazine article Screen International

Palm Dog Ready for Its Closeup

Magazine article Screen International

Palm Dog Ready for Its Closeup

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Handicapping the 2014 Palm Dog race; as well as previewing a new feature film that uses the Palm Dog as a backdrop.

As Screen diligently - or is that doggedly - reported, Body/Hagen from the film White God, became the first canine to be invited on stage with Thierry Fremaux at the film's Un Certain Regard Screening. So surely this mutt [pictured] is in with a chance for the annual Palm Dog Award (which founder Toby Rose will present Friday at 1 pm at the UK Film Centre). Rose tells Screen: "Body is very much the one to beat, but we have dogs in Pudsey: The Movie (in the Marche), The Rover, Saint Laurent. Those are the ones we're foaming at the mouth about. Last but not least, Jean-Luc Godard's Farewell To Language has Godard's own dog in it. That's a wild card."

There is extra excitement surrounding the Palm Dog this year, as the event will feature in Nick Livesey's new UK romantic comedy entitled, appropriately, Palm Dog, about a group of Sussex villagers who make a film to try to win the Palm Dog award in Cannes. …

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