The White King is an adaptation of György Dragomán‘s award winning Hungarian novel. Shot entirely on location in Hungary, the film follows Djata, a 12-year-old boy coming to grips with his father’s imprisonment by the totalitarian state he calls home. Preyed upon by the secret police and venal dignitaries, Djata and his mother (Agyness Deyn) are forced to navigate through the world of propaganda, abuse and vicious gangs, making them risk everything to reunite their family.
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Starring Agyness Deyn (Sunset Song, Hail Caesar), Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones, Brazil), Fiona Shaw (Tree of Life, Harry Potter), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Deep, Trapped, True Detective), Greta Scacchi (War and Peace, The Falling), the voice of Olivia Williams (An Education) and introducing Lorenzo Allchurch, the film is directedby Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrech, and produced by Phillip Munger.
The White King will premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 18th. Visit their official Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/whitekingfilm.