Alliance of Women Film Journalists Selection! Read an excerpt from Lonita Cook's AWFJ review: "When we try to create perfection, something gruesome might emerge instead. Unyielding, unforgiving. This is certainly the dystopian nature of THE WHITE KING's fictitious Homeland where Djata and his mother, Hannah, reside as outcasts after Djata’s father, Peter, is taken as a traitorous prisoner, punished for speaking out. This fairytale isn’t about the bullying fist of a shadowed government and a lean sense of personal autonomy but rather the lifting haze over a child’s consciousness as the authority of his parent’s word wears off. Djata is okay with the way of the world until his mother transforms from a mythological goddess in his eyes to a mere mortal who lies."
Based Based on the award-winning, international best-selling novel by György Dragomán Djata is a care-free twelve-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, and Djata and his mother are labeled traitors, the boy will not rest until he sees his father again. Jonathan Pryce, Fiona Shaw and Agyness Deyn and Ross Partridge star in this riveting sci-fi drama set in a dystopian future.
DIRECTED BY ALEX HELFRECHT + JORG TITTEL
UNITED KINGDOM | 2016 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE