Director: Amma Asante
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emily Watson
Origin: United Kingdom
Based on the life of historical figure Dido Elizabeth Belle, BELLE tells the story of the illegitimate mixed–race daughter of a British Naval officer and an African slave in 18th-century Britain. Raised as a noblewoman, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the colour of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing.
"Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the title role, the film couples the sumptuous aesthetics of the classic costume drama with themes of race, class, and gender - issues rarely explored in the genre".
I'll be in the Cafe Bar at Broadway from 2.45 with my Mum! I'll update on here to let people know where to find us.
Belle is showing in screen 2. Depending on how busy it is we'll aim to go into the screen at around 3.20 in order to get decent seats together.