We are all afraid of our governments right now. Whether you are waging war against Trump, willing Britain to stay in the EU, or actually getting killed by corruption and control, the world is in a tentative state. There are plenty of dystopian movies getting produced but The White King seems horrifically close to the bone.
The White King revolves around a 12 year old boy who is coming to terms with his father’s imprisonment by the totalitarian state. With secret police and venal dignitaries, Djata and his mother try to navigate through propaganda and government abuse, making them risk everything to reunite his family.
Starring Agyness Deyn and Jonathon Pryce, The White King is based on a Hungarian novel by Gyorgy Dragoman and looks to be a completely compelling political thriller. This is a stunning trailer and, hopefully if done well, it could be one of the more important films to date.
THE WHITE KING PREMIERES AT EIFF ON THE 18th JUNE!