A new interpretation of «Legends of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” we will soon be able to see in the upcoming film «The Green Knight” (Trailer: The Green Knight:). director and screenwriter David Lowery (A Ghost Story, 2017; Pete’s Dragon, 2016) presented his version of the poem.
Trailer: The Green Knight:
Cast: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris and other.
The Green Knight is a character fromthe 14th-century Arthurian poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the related medieval work The Greene Knight. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the Green Knight appears before Arthur’s court during a Christmas feast, holding a bough of holly in one hand and a battle axe in the other. Despite disclaim of war, the knight issues a challenge: he will allow one man to strike him once with his axe, with the condition that he return the blow the next year. At first, Arthur accepts the challenge, but Gawain takes his place and decapitates the Green Knight, who retrieves his head, reattaches it and tells Gawain to meet him at the Green Chapel at the stipulated time.
The world premiere is scheduled for May 29 this year.