White God by Kornél Mundruczó in the starting-blocks
by Fabien Lemercier
- Shooting starts in March for this new film by a director much appreciated in competition in Cannes in 2008 and 2010
After Pleasant Days [+see also:
film profile] (which won a Silver Leopard in Locarno in 2002), Johanna [+see also:
film profile] (in "Un Certain Regard" in Cannes in 2005) and two titles in the running for the competition on the Croisette (Delta [+see also:
interview: Kornél Mundruczó
interview: Orsi Tóth
film profile] in 2008 and Tender Son - The Frankenstein Project [+see also:
film profile] in 2010), the very talented Magyar filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó (aged 37) is to begin shooting his 6th feature film in March, coproduced by Hungary, Germany and Sweden : White God (Fehér Isten).
The screenplay traces the misadventures of a girl and her best friend, a dog, in a world of winners and losers, a world in which pedigree is a decisive factor. Though genuine affection can occasionally come out on top and rebel against an unjust fate. The film thus intends to defend hope for peace and the belief that the eternal war between higher and lower beings will one day be brought to an end.
Produced by Viktória Petrányi for Proton Cinema, White God benefits from coproductions from Germany with Pola Pandora, Sweden with Chimney Pot and Hungary with Filmpartners. With the backing of Eurimages (340,000 euros), Film I Vast and ARTE-ZDF, the film (whose financing is not yet fully complete) has just received a grant of 958,000 euros from the Hungarian National Film Fund. Its international sales will be handled by the German company The Match Factory.
(Translated from French)
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