Sent in to defuse a bomb in a French village during WWI, Scottish private, Alan Bates, hides from the occupying Germans in the local sanatorium and finds that the inmates (among them Geneviève Bujold) have taken over asylum and is crowned their de facto king. This charming ode to nonconformity became a beloved touchstone—across college campuses and revival houses—for the ’60s anti-war movement, and the first taste of foreign-language cinema for many American viewers. Gorgeously restored, King of Hearts finally returns to theaters, its compassionate message still relevant for another insane era.
Exclusive New York premiere engagement of 4K restoration. A Cohen Film Collection release.
Don’t miss our pocket retrospective, Love on the Run: The Further Adventures of Philippe de Broca, starting Friday 3/2!