keswick film festival

The Forgotten Kingdom

2013, USA/South Africa/Lesotho, 96 mins, Andrew Mudges

Showing Sat 1 March, 5.45pm

The Forgotten Kingdom

This production ended on 01/03/2014

Synopsis

Location: Main House

The mountainous scenery of Lesotho provides the canvas for a profoundly visual story, which tells the tale of Atang: making a pilgrimage from the bustle of Johannesburg to his native Lesotho to bury his father. There, Atang is reunited with childhood friend Dineo, with whom he discovers a romantic spark. But her disapproving father sends Atang back to Jo’burg. Resolving to win her back, Atang enlists the help of a young orphan boy.

The first film ever to be produced in Lesotho, this is a beguiling quest steeped in the history and culture of the Basotho people. (Cambridge FF)

Winner, Audience Award: Cambridge, Florida, Ashland, Sarasota, and Woodstock FF (all 2013)

Thanks to The Little Film Company

Prices £5