It’s surprisingly hard to describe White God, but I’m going to try anyway. It’s a depressing action/monster/revenge/movie, starring a dog! Kind of. Like I said: it’s hard to describe!
White God is really difficult to watch. One of the things I hate most in movies is the central conflict here: a girl is forcefully separated from her dog by her jerk of a dad. The dog then goes on a whirlwind journey of horrors in his attempt to survive and (hopefully) make his way back to Lili. It’s brutal and sad and awful.
But it also leads up to the image above, which is an amazing scene and one of the most visually beautiful scenes I’ve seen in any movie so far in 2015.
White God goes a little heavy on what the film is “actually” about. I won’t spoil it here, but it’s pretty immediately apparent in the movie what the dog’s journey actually represents. Even though that message is laid on a little heavy, it never feels like too much. White God is a unique film, and one you should seek out: it’s worth your time.