"The King is Alive"
Directed by Kristian Levring
A group of
tourists are stranded in the North African desert in this fourth Dogme film,
a story of the intense exchanges among the group as they struggle for
survival. Taking refuge in a deserted mining town, the travelers try to stay
distracted from their dire circumstances by performing Shakespeare's King
Lear. Filmed with handheld video cameras and natural light, in
accordance with the Dogme "vow of chastity," The King Is Alive is a
visually and emotionally raw experience. The excellent ensemble cast
includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bruce Davison, Janet McTeer, David Bradley,
Romane Bohringer, David Calder, and Brion James in his last performance. In
English. 107 minutes.