Disclaimer; I received this DVD for free in exchange for my review and my honest opinion, I have not been compensated in any way, other than the DVD.
This is a powerful movie and it shows how some things can really be in other countries, I love this because it shows what the President and his family went through, it takes place in an unnamed country (but filmed largely in the Republic of Georgia). They are enjoying a privileged and luxurious existence at the expense of his miserable and oppressed subjects. After a coup d’état uproots his position of power, the President’s wife and daughters are flown out of the country as he stays behind with his grandson, who is too young to grasp the unfolding events. After his personal escort and bodyguards turn on him, he is forced to disguise himself and flee into the countryside to avoid capture.
He soon learns that he is now the country’s most wanted fugitive and begins a perilous journey with his grandson, his only ally. Attempting to pose as street musicians, the pair blend in with a band of haggard political prisoners.
Watch “The President” Trailer here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLaBifP3YA8&feature=youtu.be
FESTIVALS, SCREENINGS & AWARDS
- Venice International Film Festival (Opening Film)
- Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
- Beirut International Film Festival
- Chicago International Film Festival
- London Film Festival
- Deleted Scenes
- Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
- “Making of The President”