THE LOST KING – Review by Liz Braun

Stephen Frears’ The Lost King is a tale of obsession and pursuit. It’s about one woman’s relentless quest to find the remains of a monarch dead and missing for 500 years, but there’s no whiff of dusty archives about it. Sally Hawkins, extraordinary as always, stars as the tenacious Phillipa Langley. who undertakes research based on her reading about Richard III, who got a bad rap (Shakespeare didn’t help) that has long been disputed. The movie includes much talk about how lies eventually begin to look like the truth, so it’s not as if The Lost King is removed from current political discourse.

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