EIFF 2016: ‘The White King’ ★★

A highly contrived script, weak performances across the board and aimless direction make The White King a remarkably dull, at times laughable Orwellian tale. Set in a dystopian nation very originally named The Homeland, located somewhere in the past, present or future, the lack of clarity regarding where and when it occurs by no means detracts from its intentions. However, it is symptomatic of a film whose depth and development is sub-par in all areas and whose intentions, whatever they may be, are never realised.

The White King made its World Premiere at EIFF 2016 – visit CineVue to read my review in full here.