Netflix today released the official trailer for “Kingdom of Us,” which launches on the streaming service Oct. 13. Ahead of its global launch, the Netflix original documentary will premiere Oct. 7 at the BFI London Film Festival.
“How does a family deal with memories of a traumatic event? It’s a question sensitively examined in this moving documentary,” Netflix says in today’s announcement. “In her quietly watchful debut, Lucy Cohen impresses with a delicate, powerfully effective exploration of grief, identity and family bonds.”
The announcement adds: “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.”
Here’s the trailer …