Netflix has released the trailer for The Kitchen, described as a dystopian London thriller.
The flick from British filmmakers Kibwe Tavares and Daniel Kaluuya first debuted at this year’s BFI London Film Festival and currently has an 83% Rotten Tomatoes Score from 18 reviews.
Kibwe Tavares is known for the Robot & Scarecrow short, and Daniel Kaluuya is also an actor known for Jordan Peele’s Get Out, Nope, as well as Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther and Judas and the Black Messiah.
What is The Kitchen about?
The official synopsis offers: A story of fatherhood and love for the community… Every city has a Kitchen. In a dystopian London, the gap between rich and poor has been stretched to its limits. All forms of social housing have been eradicated and only The Kitchen remains, a community that refuses to move out of the place they call home.
Previously released details as part of the BFI London Film Festival announcement include: This is where we meet a solitary Izi (Kane Robinson), living here by necessity and desperately trying to find a way out, and a 12-year-old Benji (Jedaiah Bannerman), who has lost his mother and is searching for a family. We follow our unlikely pair as they struggle to forge a relationship in a system that is stacked against them.
“We both grew up in London, and The Kitchen is a love letter to our city, so it’s a true honor to premiere it here, in our hometown, on the closing night of BFI’s London Film Festival,” said Tavares and Kaluuya (via Empire Online). “Starting a decade ago as a workshop in a local Barbershop, the film’s journey from script to screen has been a continued collaboration between us, and the community of cast and crew that came to make up our Kitchen, including our two amazing leads Kane Robinson and Jedaiah Bannerman whose performances anchor the heart of our story. Together we have aimed to make something fresh, thoughtful and cinematic – an allegory and homage to the residents of ‘The Kitchen’ in every city in the world.”
The Kitchen premiers on January 19 on Netflix.