International Trailer for 'The White King' Starring Lorenzo Allchurch
"Don't be scared, we're all hunters." Oiffy has debuted a trailer for a very interesting dystopian drama titled The White King, based on the novel of the same name, a reference to chess as well as the actual story. The film is about a care-free 12-year-old boy growing up in a ruthless dictatorship in a dystopian future. His father is suddenly imprisoned as a traitor, and he sets off to try and find him again. Starring Jonathan Pryce, Agyness Deyn, Ross Partridge, Fiona Shaw, and newcomer Lorenzo Allchurch as the boy - named Djata. There's certainly a bit of The Hunger Games vibe to this, but it also seems like an intriguing story of struggle in a world that purports to be perfect. There are a few really great shots in this, I am sold.
Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Alex Helfrecht & Jörg Tittel's The White King, direct from YouTube:
Djata is a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are labeled traitors, the boy will not rest until he sees his father again. The White King is co-directed by filmmaking couple Alex Helfrecht (from England) & Jörg Tittel (from Belgium), making their feature debut after a few short films (The Sip, Battle for Britain) previously. The screenplay is also written by Alex Helfrecht & Jörg Tittel, based on the award winning novel by György Dragomán. The film first premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in June, and opens in the UK in January but no US release is set. Stay tuned for news. Curious about this film?
It's not dystopia, it's deferred utopia. But mostly, it begs a question: are we all striving in that direction? No matter is that film going to be good or not. Although, I noticed some older actresses I haven't seen for some time and I am glad to see them again ...
shiboleth on Oct 14, 2016
This looks perfectly okay. It could have been a lot better if it had indeed been released prior to THE MOCKINGJAY series.
DAVIDPD on Oct 14, 2016
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