Nouvelle Wag: “White God” Wins Cannes’ Palm Dog
Article from ABC News:
It could be called the “Nouvelle Wag.”
Cannes’ most bizarre but endearing film award, the Palm Dog, has gone to the 250 four-legged stars of a Hungarian horror-thriller about a canine apocalypse, “White God.”
Its director, Kornel Mundruczo, was all laughs and smiles Friday at the ceremony to collect his trophy, a large furry bone. But he said the dogs in the film were used to make a serious statement about the oppressed and marginalized.
“I always use dogs to symbolize minorities,” Mundruczo said. “I wanted to tell this tale as a metaphor about the European fears about dealing with minorities.”
The director is concerned by rise of nationalist parties across Europe. In his home country of Hungary, a far-right party is the third largest group in parliament.
The movie has bowled critics over, drawing comparisons to Hitchcock’s “The Birds” with its startling opening sequence.
Hagen, the movie’s doggy protagonist, is played by real-life twin Labradors Luke and Body. He is shunned and all his gentleness is bashed out of him, ending up toughened and unrecognizable.
Mundruczo said it took every directorial brain cell he had…………………continues on ABC News
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Family: $ 12500 peanut-sniffing dog can’t hunt
Article from USA TODAY:
Logan suffers severe peanut allergies. Roxie is supposed to sniff them out before he comes in contact, but since they got her, Roxie has not been up to snuff. VPC