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The Green Knight

David Lowery, Ireland, Canada, USA, UK 2021, 130’
Sound of Metal The Last Duel

The ever-surprising David Lowery, who wrapped Casey Affleck in a sheet and had Robert Redford robbing banks in his seventies, this time offers his take on Arthurian legends. He casts Dev Patel as Sir Gawain, King Arthur's nephew, who takes up a Christmas challenge to a violent game from an unexpected guest, the Green Knight (who slightly resembles Tolkien's Ents). Though Gawain manages to chop off the Green Knight’s head, in a year he will have to let the visitor return the blow. In one of the most beautiful and mysterious films of the year, Lowery spins a wild fantasy. There is no shortage of sad giants, Saint Winifred, and a fox who probably came here straight from the Lars von Trier's set of the Antichrist. Inspired by Willow, the American director takes viewers to another world, wondering what exactly is this "honor" that the young, naive Gawain fights so fiercely for. And what is true love, which in turn he does not seem to notice.

Marta Bałaga
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Tickets sale starts on 22th October, noon.
Sa 13 Nov, 21:45knh 5
Su 14 Nov, 22:00knh 9
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David Lowery

One of the most interesting American directors of the younger generation, David Lowery has made both low-budget films (Ain't Them Bodies Saints), children's shows (Pete's Dragon), and even ghost stories - Ghost Story with Casey Affleck. He directed a segment of The Year of the Everlasting Storm anthology shown in Cannes.In his latest film, The Green Knight…, he harks back to Arthurian legends. Lowery is currently working on the next installment of the adventures of Peter Pan.

Filmography

2013 Wydarzyło się w Teksasie / Ain't Them Bodies Saints

2016 Mój przyjaciel smok / Pete’s Dragon

2017 Ghost Story

2018 Gentleman z rewolwerem / The Old Man and the Gun

2021 Zielony Rycerz. Green Knight / The Green Knight

Cast & Crew

director David Lowery
screenplay David Lowery
cinematography Andrew Droz Palermo
editing David Lowery
music Daniel Hart
cast Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Sean Harris, Joel Edgerton, Kate Dickie, Ralph Ineson
producer Toby Halbrooks, Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page, David Lowery, James M. Johnston
production Sailor Bear, BRON Studios, A24, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Ley Line Entertainment, Wild Atlantic Pictures
Polish distributor Forum Film
language English
coloration colour
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