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A United Kingdom (2016 USA/UK/Czech Republic) 111 mins, Cert 12A

8 February

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Two additional screenings, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Director: Amma Asante
Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Nicholas Lyndhurst

Whilst studying law in London shortly after the Second World War, Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana falls in love with English insurance clerk, Ruth Williams.

a-united-kingdom-leg-banner-600They get married and propose returning in triumph to his homeland, where he will become the hereditary ruler of his people. 

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But their marriage is fiercely opposed by both their families, even threatening to cause a rift between British and South African governments as a result of the latter’s recently established apartheid policy.

 

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Seretse and Ruth must defy them all to return to Botswana. Based on true events previously documented in a book (->)

and on TV, this well-crafted, inspiring story of love is driven by absorbing performances from Oyelowo and Pike.

 

 

The Guardian’s Review (dating from the Toronto Film Festival) can be seen here, including a link to the trailer while….

A different Trailer can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 8th February 2017

Shows start at 2.30PM or 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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8 February
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David Lean Cinema
Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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