Release the Hounds

Release the Hounds

2 Episodes

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.

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Release the Hounds
  • Mutts

    Episode 1

    Directed by Halima Ouardiri • 2019 • Canada

    A dystopian plunge into an enormous Moroccan dog shelter teeming with hundreds of strays doubles as a haunting commentary on poverty and the plight of refugees.

  • White God

    Episode 2

    Directed by Kornél Mundruczó • 2014 • Hungary
    Starring Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horvát

    It’s a dog-eat-dog world in this electrifying fable from Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó. When her father lets her dog, Hagen, loose rather than pay a new tax on mongrels, a devastated thirteen-y...