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.
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.
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