Magazine article Screen International

White God Wins Un Certain Regard

Magazine article Screen International

White God Wins Un Certain Regard

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Kornél Mundruczó's White God has won the top prize in Un Certain Regard at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczo has won the Un Certain Regard prize at the Cannes Film Festival with his film White God (Feher Isten).

The Hungary-Germany-Sweden co-production centres on a 12-year-old girl who runs away from home to search for her dog. Sales are handled by The Match Factory.

It marks a triumphant return to Cannes for Mundruczo, who was previously in Competition in 2008 with Delta, which won the Fipresci prize, and in 2010 with Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project. His feature Johanna played in Un Certain Regard in 2005.

It has been a good week for Body, the dog who played Hagen in White God, who became the first canine to be invited on stage with Thierry Fremaux at the film's Un Certain Regard screening and earlier today won the coveted Palm Dog.

The Jury Prize went to Swedish film Force Majeure (Turist). Ruben Ostlund's story is about a family on holiday at a ski resort and the dynamics between them in the wake of an avalanche. The Coproduction Office has already secured multiple sales on the film. …

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