The Forgotten Kingdom
DetailsDirector: Andrew Mudges Country: USA/South Africa/Lesotho
Cert: TBC Year: 2013 Length: 96 mins
Score: 87.9% Attendance: 85
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