“unpredictable, disturbing… elusive and mysterious. An intriguing, sombre work.”

The Guardian

“An uncompromising vision of a dystopian future… it feels like a hazy, nostalgic memory, a nightmare tinged with gold. And that’s truly unsettling.”

Movie Ramblings

“intelligently transposed by Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrecht…
a promising feature debut”

Screen International, Charles Gant

“a wonderfully troubled film for a not-so-wonderfully troubled world”

Starburst Magazine

“Stunning…a modern day Orwellian nightmare brought to life by Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel.”

The Upcoming

“…refreshing… upsetting… insightful… a very human look
at both sides of the mechanics of a dictatorship…”

SciFi Now

“…engrossing… a very intimate personal narrative”


“…A bold vision crafted with conviction…a powerful and evocative tale of adolescence mortally wounded”

Pop Matters

“With echoes of Orwell, Huxley and Kafka this is a
poignant reminder about the excesses of poisonous
propaganda, told with sensitivity and élan.”


“Frightening… important... prescient.
An impressive feature debut.”

Screen Anarchy

“Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel devise a convincingly scary dystopia crossing Nazi Germany with Stalin's Russia. Allchurch makes an impressive debut.”

Total Film

“eerily prescient...given the current state of political affairs... Wrenching, compelling and all-too timely.”


“The White King is fascinating and unsettling.”

The Arts Desk

“If you’re looking for a dystopian movie with good cinematography, great characterisation, stunning acting,
a telling score and a story that will stay with you then
this is a fantastic offering.”

Geek Syndicate

“The White King is a brave and unusual presentation.”

The Edinburgh Reporter

“an elegant and intimate tale... perfect performances”

Dark Side Cinema (Italian)

“vividly thought-provoking... its core question is how you raise a child right when they are surrounded by horrors on all sides.”

15 Amazing Films You May Have Missed, WOW247

“[a] harrowing and timely story about indoctrination and the fragility of freedom.”

Ian Rankin