A United Kingdom (12A)

Mon 09 Jan 2017, Thu 12 Jan 2017 - Sat 14 Jan 2017 | £6*

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A United Kingdom (12A)

Showing Times

  • Mon 9 Jan: 7.30pm
  • Thu 12 Jan: 8.15pm
  • Fri 13 Jan: 2.30pm
  • Sat 14 Jan: 6.30pm

Director: Amma Asante

Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike

USA, UK, Czech Republic, 111 mins, 2016

With terrific warmth and idealism – and irresistible storytelling relish – director Amma Asante (Belle) presents a stirring biopic of Seretse Khama, the former African royal who courted controversy with his interracial marriage to Englishwoman Ruth Williams and later led his nation to independence from the British Empire as the first president of Botswana.

A romantic true story from a strange, shameful chapter of our postwar past and a powerful testament to a defiant and enduring love story.

Earnestly stirring

Compelling and moving

In its celebration of tolerance and liberal, humanist values, it is reminiscent of old Richard Attenborough movies.

Venue: Exeter Phoenix

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