Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Photo Coverage: Halle Berry & More Attend KINGS Premiere at TIFF

pixeltracker

Halle Berry and more graced the red carpet at the premiere of KINGS at this week's Toronto Film Festival. Check out photos below! Bracing, bold, and ferociously inventive, writer-director Deniz Gamze Ergüven's follow-up to her Academy Award-nominated feature debut Mustang stars Oscar winner Halle Berry and Daniel Craig as citizens of the same South Central neighbourhood. As Los Angeles races to the verge of the 1992 uprising, their lives are set on a collision course.

Millie (Berry) is a hardworking single mom with a soft spot for strays. When Kings begins, she already has eight children living in her house and will soon bring home another. Her neighbour Obie (Craig) is the local loose cannon, and the only white man in an area largely inhabited by African Americans, Latinos, and Koreans. With racial tensions running dangerously high, Millie and Obie would appear to be unlikely allies. Yet following the acquittal of four of the officers accused of beating Rodney King, these two must navigate the gathering chaos in the city to bring Millie's kids home safely.

The events depicted in Kings are, sadly, only more resonant today. But Ergüven isn't content to offer mere sociological diagnosis or cinematic reportage. Her sense of style is irreverent, flamboyant, and occasionally dreamlike, and her characters are fascinating, multi-dimensional individuals with conflicting desires and complex loyalties. This extends to Millie's kids who, not unlike the cloistered sisters of Mustang, face seemingly dire circumstances with energy, verve and - despite everything - hope.


Halle Berry


Deniz Gamze Erguven


Halle Berry


Halle Berry


Halle Berry Fans


Halle Berry


Halle Berry


Halle Berry


Halle Berry


Halle Berry


Halle Berry


Halle Berry


Halle Berry


Halle Berry


Halle Berry


Deniz Gamze Erguven


Deniz Gamze Erguven


Deniz Gamze ErguvenThomson Hall on September 13, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.


Deniz Gamze Erguven


Issac Brown and Serenity Brown


Issac Brown and Serenity Brown


Serenity Brown and Issac Brown


Serenity Brown and Issac Brown


Halle Berry


Halle Berry


Halle Berry


Halle Berry and Deniz Gamze Erguven


Halle Berry and Deniz Gamze Erguven


Rachel Hilson


Rachel Hilson


Rachel Hilson


Rachel Hilson attends the 'Kings' premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 13, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.


Lamar Johnson and Rachel Hilson


Lamar Johnson and Rachel Hilson


Lamar Johnson


Lamar Johnson


Peter Mackenzie


Kaalan Rashad Walker


Kaalan Rashad Walker


Lewis T. Powell


Gunes Nehize Sensoy


Gunes Nehize Sensoy


Gunes Nehize Sensoy


Gunes Nehize Sensoy


Aiden Akpan, Callan Farris, and Reece Cody


Aiden Akpan, Callan Farris, and Reece Cody


Halle Berry and Deniz Gamze Erguven


Halle Berry


Related Articles View More TV Stories

Buy at the Theatre Shop

T-Shirts, Mugs, Phone Cases & More

From This Author Walter McBride