THE LOST KING

WORLD

UK 2022, 108 min, Director: Stephen Frears

In 2004, Philippa Langley (Sally Hawkins, Spencer, MVFF44) takes her son to see a production of Richard III. She becomes intrigued by the story of the malformed king who, per Shakespeare’s play, was a “usurper” to the throne. The deeper Langley dives into the history of the disgraced regent, the more she believes that a posthumous Tudor smear campaign sullied his good name. She vows to discover Richard’s unknown burial site and restore his reputation. No one believes her—until, after suffering the sneers and insults of scholars, the mockery of city officials, and the bewilderment of friends and loved ones, she convinces archeologists to dig up a car park in Leicester. The rest is history, and legendary British director Stephen Frears recounts this stranger-than-fiction shaggy-dog story with an eye toward placing its real hero front and center—with help from the extraordinary Hawkins. It’s a restoration tale in more ways than one. —David Fear


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Showtimes

In-Person


6:00 PM — Sequoia 1

12:00 PM — Sequoia 2

Director

Prolific director Stephen Frears’ career stretches out more than 50 years. He began as a director for television and as an assistant director on MORGAN!(1966) and IF…. (1968) before making his own feature debut with GUMSHOE (1971). He continued directing television movies throughout the 1970s and early ‘80s before returning to theatrical films with THE HIT (1984). Frears has been nominated twice for a Best Director Oscar®, for THE GRIFTERS (1990) and THE QUEEN (2006). Among his other features are MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (1985), PRICK UP YOUR EARS (1987), SAMMY & ROSIE GET LAID (1987), DANGEROUS LIAISONS (1988), HIGH FIDELITY (2000), DIRTY PRETTY THINGS (2002), TAMARA DREWE (2010), and VICTORIA & ABDUL (2017).

Film Info

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Year:

2022

Running Time:

108 min

Director:

Stephen Frears

Producers:

Steve Coogan, Christine Langan, Dan Winch

Cinematographers:

Zac Nicholson

Editors:

Pia Di Ciaula

Writers:

Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope

Cast:

Sally Hawkins, Steve Coogan, Harry Lloyd

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