The Kings of the World
A multi-award-winning drama from director Laura Mora Ortega (Killing Jesus), The Kings of the World follows five teenagers from the streets of Medellín who seek a place in the world.
Rá, Culebro, Sere, Winny and Nano are five street kids from the infamous city. Five kings without a kingdom, with no law and no family; they are looking for “the promised land”. The five embark on a hopeful trip towards freedom, to claim a piece of land in the countryside that Rá inherited after a long process of land restitution.
A subversive tale set somewhere between reality and delirium, this savage yet endearing clan are on a poignant journey to nowhere where anything can happen.
Uncovering the disobedience, friendship and dignity that exist in resistance, this lyrical journey of survival highlights the reality of the injustice and exclusion suffered by the marginalised. From the producer of Birds of Passage and The Embrace of the Serpent, Colombia’s 2022 Oscars submission is a gritty yet captivating teenage coming-of-age drama.