THE WHITE KING (12A)

WHO’S IN IT?

Lorenzo Allchurch (film debut), Olivia Williams (An Education), Agyness Deyn (Sunset Song), Jonathan Pryce (Brazil), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The BFG), Greta Scacchi (The Player), Fiona Shaw (Fracture), Clare-Hope Ashitey (Children of Men), Ross Partridge (Black and White), Derek de Lint (Tom & Thomas), Jeffrey Postlethwaite (Peaky Blinders), Matthew Postlethwaite (Peaky Blinders), Louis Suc (High-Rise)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Alex Helfrecht (film debut) and Jörg Tittel (film debut), directors, writers, producers; Teun Hilte (Black Book) and Philip Munger (film debut), producers; Joanna Bruzdowicz (Grey Souls), composer; René Richter (Punk Love), cinematographer; Peter R. Adam (Angel of Death), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Djata (Allchurch) is a care-free twelve-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship, shut off from the outside world. When his father (Partridge) is imprisoned by the government, he and his mother (Deyn) are labelled as traitors, and the young boy becomes determined to see his father again by any means necessary…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The chilling dystopian novel comes to the big screen at the right time, with growing uncertainty in politics leading many to fear of a brutal dictatorship similar to the one depicted here.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 27TH JANUARY 2017

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