2 British Movies you might have missed

It’s Saturday evening, you can’t be bothered to go out, the kettle is on or the wine has just been opened. You want a movie to watch but you’ve seen all the blockbusters and you want something a little different from the usual.
I’m here to help. I was privileged to get the chance to watch 2 Movies last year that you probably missed and are now out on DVD.
The fact that you missed them probably says something quite fundamental about the distribution of British movies despite both of these movies having fantastic and quite well known casts.
Because I’m convinced of the quality of these movies I’m also going to encourage you to buy or rent a copy rather than just borrow as I would love to see these movies prove their worth to distributors.
The first The Girl With All the Gifts. A zombie movie with that unique British flavour to it. It’s written by Mike Carey who interestingly wrote the book that it’s based on. It boasts names like Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine and the titular role is viscerally portrayed by 13 yr old Sennia Nenua.
It has a unique take on the zombie zeitgeist, great characterisation a strong narrative journey and lots of heart
Here’s the trailer

and here’s where you can get it
Secondly there’s the White King, adapted from György Dragomán’s novel of the same name by Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel. Another film with a young protagonist,this stars14 yr old Lorenzo Allchurch along with Johnathon price, Fiona Shaw and Greta Scaachi amongst others. It takes place in a near future dystopia in which a young boy grows up in a dictatorship while experiencing persecution against himself and his family, all the time seeking his arrested father. Having a theme led narrative means it is a touch episodic in nature but still evokes strong emotional responses as the protagonists try to navigate their circumstances. This is no ‘big picture’ movie. This is a personal story that exists in the fringe of the world shaping events. Emotional and thought provoking.
Here’s the trailer

 And here’s where you can get it
iTunes: https://itun.es/i67d4Ww
Amazon Instant Video: http://amzn.eu/9aWY9im
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2kxdS6D
Pick them up, support the indie film scene and enjoy your night in
GS Reporter: Monts


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