The Fragile King

The Fragile King tells the story of an older white man, Gerald King, who is closer to death than life who gets dumped with his 15-year-old grandson, when the child’s mother dies in a drunken car crash. The boy, who barely knows this old man, is shocked into a new reality when he is dumped in Gerald’s flat in Durban by social services. The film pays homage to the filmmaker’s grandfather.


Tristan Holmes


Cati Weinek, Dumi Gumbi, Adam Thal


Lance Gewer


Andrew Buckland, Antoinette Louw, Nthati Moshesh, Jennifer Steyn, Jonathan Pienaar, Morné Visser, Esmerelda Bihl, And Introducing, Alex De La Rey