We’ve got a nice exclusive for you this afternoon: the handsome EIFF launch poster for Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrecht’s The White King which has its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival on Saturday.
The film, based on the novel by György Dragomán, stars Jonathan Pryce, Agyness Deyn and the wonderfully named Lorenzo Allchurch. It tells the harrowing story of a young boy and his mother finding their way through the fear and loathing of growing up in a totalitarian state.
Pryce is always great to see on screen and Deyn’s star is firmly in the ascendant, so all eyes in Edinburgh will be on this one on the 18th. You can find out much more about the film right here on the EIFF site.
Here’s a handy synopsis,
The White King is an adaptation of the internationally acclaimed award winning Hungarian novel of the same name, written by György Dragomán. Also 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.
Here’s the poster,