16th keswick film festival

The King is Alive (15)

110 min, Kristian Levring, Sweden (2000)

Showing Sun 1 March, 11am

The King is Alive (15)

This production ended on 01/03/2015


In the Namibian desert in south west Africa, a tourist bus strays far off course and runs out of petrol. The passengers stumble into the blinding sun and find themselves at an abandoned German mining station. Jack the only passenger with any desert experience lectures them: There are five things you need to survive in the desert, and in descending order of importance they are water, food, shelter, making yourself visible and keeping up your spirits.

"A remarkable technical and budgetary achievement, a stunning piece of cinema, and well worth your time." – Chris Parry

Thanks to Danish Film Institute

Location: Theatre by the Lake, Studio

Prices £5