‘Last King’ Gets First Class Treatment at Framestore

Released in the UK on 12th January 2007, The Last King of Scotland is director Kevin Macdonald’s complex, intelligent and gripping portrayal of Idi Amin’s (Forest Whitaker) horrific dictatorship over Uganda in the 1970s, as seen through the eyes of Nicholas Garrigan, his (fictionalized) Scottish doctor (James McAvoy). Garrigan has travelled to Uganda for the adventure, and wins Amin’s affections, becoming his personal doctor. He enters into a moral crisis as he begins to realize the kind of man Amin is, and begins to fear for his own life as events spiral more and more out of his control?‚àö√묨‚àÇ

Beautifully shot by Director of Photography Anthony Dod Mantle (28 Days Later, Brothers of the Head), The Last King of Scotland received its digital mastergrade at Framestore CFC. In addition to the UK and US versions, the Framestore CFC Digital lab team also provided multiple European versions of the deliverables.

The film has been widely acclaimed by reviewers, and not just for Forrest Whittaker’s brilliant performance as Amin. “Macdonald, with cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, has a terrific eye for detail and motion,” says The Hollywood Reporter, “The early scenes?‚àö√묨‚àÇare loaded with color, dancing, fast-moving events and music. Then the color grows ever more somber, while lines and shapes become more regular and ominous as the story continues?‚àö√묨‚àÇ”

The Last King of Scotland
Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA Films and FilmFour present,
in association with the U.K. Film Council and Scottish Screen,
a Cowboy Films/Slate Films production
Produced by Andrea Calderwood, Lisa Bryer, Charles Steel
Directed by Kevin Macdonald

For Framestore CFC
Head of Digital Lab Ben Baker
Executive Producer Jan Hogevold
Senior Colourist Adam Inglis
Producer Marcus Alexander
Conform Editor Mike Morrison
Scanning and Recording Manager Andy Burrow
Scanning and Recording Operators Paul Doogan, Joe Godfrey, Jason Burnett, Dan Perry
Retouch and Restoration – Louie Alexander, Aaron Lear, Nick Stanley, Adam Hawkes, Collete Nunes and Stuart Nippard
Data Operators Charlie Habanananda, Maria Michalopoulou, Dan Victoire
HD Mastering Kevin Lowery, Yan Jennings
Digital Lab Engineers Eric DSouza, Ian Redmond


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