David Lowery, one of the most personal and interesting filmmakers of the moment, returns after taking a “break” with the retirement of Robert Redford in ‘The Old Man & the Gun’. The head of one of the best films of the century, ‘A Ghost Story’, returns in style to the genre and ghosts with his vision of the legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, ‘The Green Knight’.
Despite the failures of the last two attempts to approach The Green Knight full movie the Arthurian legend, the Guy Ritchie movie and the sad last installment of ‘Transformers’, the passages of the legend remain an impossible vein to reject. A24 is in charge of the last effort to achieve a vision worthy of the legacy, and David Lowery seems like the ideal director to achieve it.
‘The Green Knight’ promises to be Lowery’s most ambitious work to date, and the first trailer makes it clear that his effort is extreme, with that ghostly air between the more private theater and experimental cinema. Without a doubt, the looks of him and the team behind the film make it one of the highlights of the season.
The film stars Dev Patel as Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s nephew, who embarks on a quest to confront and defeat the strange green-skinned knight who threatens his fate.
The film marks the reunion between Lowery and A24, the independent studio behind “A Ghost Story,” which received rave reviews in 2017 and grossed nearly $ 2 million on a budget of just $ 100,000. As is customary in the director’s work, who is also in charge of editing, the soundtrack is provided by Daniel Hart and the photography is by Andrew Droz Palermo.
We still do not have a release date in Spain for the film, which will hit the screens of the United States in the middle of next month of May, but surely it will not wait too long, or at least it should not: it is from now on a one of the most anticipated of 2020 on its own merits.