37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Lost King

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For years archaeologists presumed the remains of King Richard III had been scattered over 500 years ago – until the 2012 discovery of his remains underneath a parking lot in Leicester proved them wrong. Spearheading the search for King Richard III’s remains was historian Philippa Langley (Sally Hawkins), whose devotion and unrelenting research was met with skepticism by academia.

Director Stephen Frears (Philomena, High Fidelity) captures the inspiring true story of a woman who refused to be ignored, taking on Britain’s most established historians and forcing the legacy of one of the most controversial rulers in English history to be re-examined. The Lost King is a magical tale capturing the adventure of one woman’s awakened sense of purpose and the journey of discovery, obsession, and stolen glory.

“An underdog story that proves a perfect vehicle for Hawkins’s reliably winning screen presence” -The Observer (UK), Mark Kermode


Saturday, November 5


1:30 PM


The Paramount Theater

Film Info

Director: Stephen Frears

Runtime: 108 min.

Genre: Drama

Year: 2022

Country: United Kingdom

Language: English

Featuring: Sally Hawkins, Steve Coogan, Harry Lloyd