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The White King

Alhambra Cinema

26 March 2017 · 5:00pm

Alhambra Cinema, St John's Street Keswick Cumbria CA12 5AG · Get directions

Organised by: Keswick Film Club

Certificate: 12A

Our last film of the year was premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016 and brings together a large cast of stars including Jonathan Pryce, Agyness Deyn and Greta Scacchi (fresh from our festival in February). The main star is Lorenzo Allchurch, who plays 12 year old Djata, and appears in virtually every scene – to great reviews from the critics.

An unnamed dystopian country in the near future. The country is surrounded by CCTV and posters advocating civic duty – “DUTY”, “SERVE”. We follow Djata as he deals with the disappearance of his father, supposedly taken for a work assignment, but we know better… Djata’s school life is effectively a military academy, whilst out of school he and his friends try to deal with a couple of adult bullies.

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