Filmmaker David Lowery (Pete's Dragon) has adapted the 14th century chivalric romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight into one of the most memorable films of the year. The critics have spoken and the film scored an 88% Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Starring Dev Patel, one of the most exciting and versatile actors out there these days, The Green Knight is a poetic take on the action genre, with history and legend thrown in for modern audiences to enjoy.
A few years ago, when I interviewed Patel in Dubai he said, wisely, “there is no cultural divide when you sit in a dark room watching a movie,” then continuing, “what I think filmmaking is about at its core is trying to understand what it’s like to be human. You know, that’s really the core of it, always.”
His words ring even more true in today's landscape, when venturing into a theatre to watch the film is a feat almost as heroic as Sir Gawain (Patel) going up against the Green Knight (Ralph Ineson). For a full review of the film, read one we love by Brian Tallerico on RogerEbert.com.
While in the Gulf The Green Knight will be distributed by Front Row Filmed Entertainment (the cool company has distributed Mullholland Dr., American History X and the upcoming Flag Day among many more) and opens in VOX cinemas on August 19th, in the US A24, the film’s distributor is offering a one night, four hour window when you can stream the film in all the comforts of your own home, at the price of going to a theatre. Talk about having your cake and eating it too!
Want to watch The Green Knight in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and throughout the Gulf? Buy a ticket here.
And in the US, this is the info for the special A24 viewing which costs $20, anyone in the United States can buy a ticket to it and view the film on August 18th at 9 p.m. ET. The movie will be available for 4 hours (until 1 a.m. ET) along with any bonus content. Get your virtual ticket here.