The Green Knight

image from the film The Green Knight

image from the film THE GREEN KNIGHT

After performing an act of cruelty and violence in an attempt to impress the court of his uncle, King Arthur, Sir Gawain (Dev Patel) is given an ultimatum: The Green Knight, a tester of men with supernatural powers, shall kill him in one year’s time as retribution.

Gawain is sent on an impossible quest to divert his fate. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers on his journey to confront the Green Knight and restore his honor. His quest becomes one not only of mighty deeds, but also of self-discovery, finally providing him the chance to prove himself to his family and his kingdom.

From director David Lowery and legendary film studio A24 comes this artful and epic retelling of the classic Arthurian legend. "[A]s moving and majestically sustained a passage of pure cinema as I've seen this year…" (Justin Chang, LA Times)