PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton and David Michod, actors and director of the film The King.
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It is a perfect balance mix of Shakespeare and historical facts, the new film directed by David Michod, written with Joel Edgerton: The King. The film, presented out of competition at the 76th Venice Film Festival is based on the Henry V Shakespeare’s play and sees Timothée Chalamet in the role of King Henry and Joel Edgerton in that of John Falstaff. The King is shaped as a coming of age film and with this guideline in mind, Michod, Edgerton and Chalamet comment and describe their work on the story and the film. When do we really become adults? This is a question every spectator will have to answer while watching the film.
The King: Hal, wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people. But when his tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and is forced to embrace the life he had previously tried to escape. Now the young king must navigate the palace politics, chaos and war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life—including his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the ageing alcoholic knight, John Falstaff.