Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, on Prime Video streaming today

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, awaited re-reading of the Arthurian myths signed by director David Lowery, lands on Amazon Prime Video in streaming starting today!

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, awaited rereading of the Arthurian myths signed by director David Lowery, lands on Amazon Prime Video in streaming starting today 16 November 2021 for all subscribers to the service.

Initially scheduled for May 29 last year, with a previous gala screening at the South by Southwest festival (canceled due to the health emergency), Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a free adaptation of the 14th-century chivalric poem of the same name and part of the Arthurian cycle (the only remaining manuscript is anonymous and untitled; the one we use today was added later on the basis of the plot). The text has inspired several authors, including JRR Tolkien, author of one of the best known philological editions of the poem, which he himself translated and subsequently published together with other texts collected by his son Christopher.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Dev Patel and Joel Edgerton in a scene from the film

There are several adaptations of the poem, including a film released in 1984 starring Sean Connery as the Green Knight. In the new feature film, shot in Ireland (whose folklore partially inspired the original text), he has the features of Ralph Ineson, while Sir Gawain is played by Dev Patel. Joel Edgerton, Alicia Vikander, Erin Kellyman and Sean Harris are also present in the cast. The film was already shown to US censors last fall, and has officially R visa (no unaccompanied minors under 17) due to the violent and sexual content, including male frontal nudity moments.

This is the sixth feature film by David Lowery, known for films such as The Invisible Dragon and Old Man & the Gun. He is currently busy filming Peter Pan & Wendy, a live-action remake of Disney’s animated film, which will debut exclusively on Disney + in early 2022, after the originally planned theatrical release was canceled due to uncertainties related to the pandemic.

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