The Forgotten Kingdom (2013)




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Atang Mokoenya (Zenzo Ngqobe) leaves Johannesburg to bury his estranged father in Lesotho, and reconnects with his roots after falling for Dineo (Nozipho Nkelemba), a childhood friend-turned-schoolteacher.
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Critic Reviews for The Forgotten Kingdom

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

The message here is one that any city-dwelling migrant can relate to.

Full Review… | August 17, 2015
Time Out
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Adults might find this overly sentimental... though it's ideal viewing for kids -- informative, visually impressive, and generous in its worldview.

Full Review… | August 21, 2014
Chicago Reader
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Director Andrew Mudge's expansive film combines death, romance, poverty, mysticism, philosophy and friendship while holding steadfast to its realism; it sticks with you.

Full Review… | March 31, 2014
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The resolution proves heartfelt and touching, and if the script sometimes waxes too mystical for its own good, the film's ultimately so genuine it's hard to resist.

Full Review… | August 20, 2015
Radio Times

Were it not for the novel USP of its setting, The Forgotten Kingdom would be classifiable as entirely unoriginal.

Full Review… | August 20, 2015
Little White Lies

Some may find the end result a trifle predictable and too audience-pleasing in its final uplift, but for others that will be its unique selling point.

Full Review… | August 20, 2015

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