After slowly making a name for himself not just on Television but also on film, Chiwetel Ejiofor now making his directorial debut. Ahead of its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival Today, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind official Trailer has been released by Netflix.
The film is on the bestselling novel by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. Chronicling Kamkwamba’s own life as a thirteen year old Malawi boy, who finds an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine.
The film looks like one that could easy inspire especially those this story of struggles resonates with. Appreciating those resources you may have thinking outside the box to succeed.
The cinematography looks fantastic from Dick Pope (Peterloo, Mr Turner, The Illusionist), capturing the rich earthy tones of Africa. Once again Ejiofor looks like he’ll deliver some emotional punch as Kamkwamba’s father.
Adapted from the bestselling book by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind follows 13-year-old William Kamkwamba (newcomer Maxwell Simba) who is thrown out of the school he loves when his family can no longer afford the fees. Sneaking back into the school library, he finds a way, using the bones of the bicycle belonging to his father Trywell (Chiwetel Ejiofor), to build a windmill which then saves his Malawian village from famine. The emotional journey of a father and his exceptional son at its heart, William’s tale captures the incredible determination of a boy whose inquisitive mind overcame every obstacle in his path.
Co-starring Maxwell Simba, Aïssa Maïga, Lily Banda, Lemogang Tsipa, Philbert Falakeza, with Joseph Marcell and Noma Dumezweni.
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind launches globally on Netflix on 1st March, 2019 and in select UK cinemas from 22nd February, 2019.Powered by Sidelines