Oiffy, Fortissimo Films and Signature Entertainment are delighted to celebrate the World Premiere of dystopian fable THE WHITE KING on Saturday 18th June at Edinburgh International Film Festival (at Cineworld 3, 18.20) where it’s nominated for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film and The Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film. The film will be released in the UK by Signature Entertainment with international sales through Fortissimo Films.
THE WHITE KING is the directorial debut of husband and wife co-directors Jörg Tittel & Alex Helfrecht. The pair have won awards in several creative areas including film, theatre, videogames, nad comics. Produced by Philip Munger at Oiffy, with Teun Hilte (‘Black Book’), and post-production partner Chimney Group, the film boasts an impressive cast including Agyness Deyn (SUNSET SONG, HAIL CAESAR), Jonathan Pryce (GAME OF THRONES, BRAZIL), Fiona Shaw (TREE OF LIFE, HARRY POTTER), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (THE DEEP, TRAPPED, TRUE DETECTIVE), Greta Scacchi (WAR AND PEACE, THE FALLING), the voice of Olivia Williams (AN EDUCATION) and introducing Lorenzo Allchurch.
THE WHITE KING is an adaptation of the internationally acclaimed and award winning Hungarian novel of the same name, written by György Dragomán. Also shot entirely on location in Hungary, the film follows Djata, a 12-year-old boy coming to grips with his father’s imprisonment by the totalitarian state he calls home. Preyed upon by the secret police and venal dignitaries, Djata and his mother (Agyness Deyn) are forced to navigate a world of propaganda, abuse and vicious gangs, making them risk everything to reunite their family.
Directors Jörg Tittel & Alex Helfrecht said:
“We are honoured to be a part of EIFF’s fantastic 2016 lineup. We have always viewed EIFF as one of the world’s greatest cinematic events and a launchpad for stories with a uniquely global outlook.”
Oiffy is a production company established by Alex Helfrecht, Jörg Tittel and Philip Munger in 2011. Oiffy aims to tell aspirational, heartfelt, intense and original stories that travel, from film and television, to theatre, games and comic books. Oiffy is based between London and New York City.
Fortissimo Films is an international film, television and home entertainment sales organisation specialising in the production, presentation, promotion and distribution of unique, award winning and innovative feature films from independent film makers from all over the world.
Launched in 2011, Signature Entertainment is now one of the leading names in UK film distribution. The team combines a wealth of film expertise with a fresh commercial outlook, delivering diverse quality entertainment to a broad audience in cinemas and at home. Signature has released over 300 titles into the UK market since inception, leading the way with innovative, bold ways of releasing. Signature’s impressive upcoming theatrical slate includes Imperium starring Daniel Radcliffe; The Colony starring Emma Watson; Nicolas Cage actioner, ‘Dog Eat Dog’, ‘Man Down’, with Shia LaBeouf and the anticipated Stephen King adaptation ‘Cell’.