Director David Lowery is carving out one hell of a career for himself. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013), Pete’s Dragon (2016), A Ghost Story (2017) and The Old Man and The Gun (2018) is a great 5-year run and this looks set to continue with his off-beat take on the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in The Green Knight
Here’s the synopsis from Wikipedia:
A fantasy adventure based on the Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic green-skinned stranger.
Movies In Focus first came across the tale in the 1984 film, Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight starring Sean Connery, Miles O’Keeffe and Peter Cushing – a film which was on constant video rotation when I was a kid. I also studied the tale as part of my English degree in the early 00s.