DVD, Digital Release: The Fragile King

DVD, Digital Release Date: May 7, 2024
Price: DVD $24.95
Studio: IndiePix Films

Based in part on South African writer/director Tristan Holmes’ relationship with his grandfather, the 2022 drama The Fragile King, winner of Best Director at the New Renaissance Film Festival and the Jury Prize for Best International Film at the Overcome Film Festival, is a tale of heartbreak, healing and self-discovery.


After the tragic death of his mother in a car accident, 15-year-old Michael King (Alex de la Rey) is sent to live with his grandfather Gerald (Andrew Buckland), whom he hardly knows. 


The emotional gulf between the traumatized boy and cantankerous old man is immense, but during a road trip across South Africa’s Northern Cape to reunite Michael with his estranged father, a relationship of understanding and trust slowly emerges.


After going their separate ways, the two reunite a year later, and through one final unexpected journey, the King men finally come to realize a true sense of love and belonging in each other.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.