Series/Themes: Gala Screenings
Film Year: 2022
Locations: United Kingdom
Film Length: 108 min.
Director: Stephen Frears
Featuring: Sally Hawkins, Steve Coogan, Harry Lloyd
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
The Paramount Theater