Dev Patel’s face melts in the first sequence of The Green Knight, by director David Lowery, and it sure is a metaphor that the protagonist and all of us will lose our minds in this medieval story based on the metric romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight when we see out there that a cute puppet is also beheaded. In this new film, Lowery ( Pete’s Dragon ) and the – increasingly famous – independent film studio A24 teamed up to tell a story so strange and full of pure medieval fantasy, in the style of The Lighthouse. In case you do not know, A24 is one responsible for Uncut Gems.
In The Green Knight, Patel will personify King Arthur’s stubborn nephew, Sir Gawain, who will seek to confront the giant Green Knight with a log face that bears an imposing ax, to finally try to reach the king’s court and be accepted by his family while doing an epic introspection.
Here is the synopsis:
“ THE GREEN KNIGHT , an epic fantasy adventure based on the eternal artifice legend, tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), the reckless and stubborn nephew of King Arthur, who embarks on a daring adventure to face the eponymous Green Knight , a gigantic strange emerald skin and men’s tester. Gawain fights with ghosts, giants, thieves and conspirators in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom when facing the last challenger. From the visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold turn in a classic tale of the gentlemen of the round table. ”
The Green Knight opens May 29. The cast also includes Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Barry Keoghan, and Ralph Ineson.