Trailer: Netflix’s Kingdom of Us explores family trauma
Staff Reporter | On 15, Sep 2017Reading time: 1 mins
How does a family deal with memories of a traumatic event? That’s the question sensitively examined in Netflix’s new documentary, Kingdom of Us.
The directorial debut of Lucy Cohen is a study of grief, identity and family bonds. For over three years, Cohen filmed a mother and her seven children, whose father’s suicide left them financially ruined. Incorporating family archive footage and capturing the surrounding West Midlands landscape, Kingdom of Us records the siblings’ emotional recovery, piecing together their broken past and contemplating fears and aspirations for their future. Cohen’s film highlights youthful power and resilience, as the family travel the rocky road towards hope.
We broke the news earlier this month that the film will be screening at the BFI London Film Festival 2017 on 7th October. It will be joined by other Netflix original films, including 6 Days, starring Mark Strong and Jamie Bell, and Small Town Crime, starring John Hawkes, as well as David Fincher’s Netflix series, Mudbound. Now, we can confirm that Kingdom of Us will then go on to be released on Netflix on Friday 13th October.
Here’s the new trailer for the film – or for more on what’s coming soon to Netflix in September, click here.