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Release the Hounds
The dogs have their day in two totally unleashed visions of canine chaos that double as searing political allegories. Halima Ouardiri’s short MUTTS is a visceral immersion into an enormous dog shelter in Morocco, home to some 750 strays, that draws subtle but powerful parallels with the plight of refugees. Then, 250 pooches (all real—no CGI trickery here!) are let loose onto the streets of Budapest in Kornél Mundruczó’s audacious animal revenge thriller WHITE DOG, in which abandoned mutts rise up in revolt against their human abusers.