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A United Kingdom

Former child actor turned director Amma Asante’s follow-up to her acclaimed 2013 feature Belle is another real-life story based on a love affair that defied class divisions, racial bias and social conventions. David Oyelowo plays Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (now Botswana), whose relationship with London office worker Ruth Williams (Pike) caused an international stir in the 1940s. Adapted by Guy Hibbert from Susan Williams’s 2007 biography Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama And His Nation, Asante’s latest offering makes great use of its two main locations, England and Botswana. Celebrating the triumph of love and intelligence in the face of oppression and intolerance, A United Kingdom reveals a complex and painful period of British history. It also confirms Asante as one of the most important voices in British cinema. 

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  • Ani L.

    Hi Cally and Debbie,

    First of all I'm sorry Debbie you were unwell. I hope you are better by now.
    The film was very touching and I felt strong messages to our days too. Probably not by chance that this rather remote file of the history has been reopened to produce a motion picture. I found the title very well chosen for this purpose as well, emphasizing like a contrast. The film definitely puts minds to think, and not only on the main flow of the story but also on side links, and perhaps on where we are today from this story.
    Thank you too Cally for your company and hope we will still meet again soon.

    3 days ago

  • Cally P.

    Lovely to meet you, Ani, and thanks for your company watching this wonderful film. If i can help you with anything do let me know.

    December 4

  • Cally P.

    I've had a bad week with Meet up this week. Your message, Debbie, didnt arrive until after 11am. Hope you feel better soon.

    December 4

  • Debbie

    Dear Cally and Ani. I am sorry but i wont be able to come to this film now as i am not well this morning. Sorry for the short notice. You can still go and enjoy the film.

    December 4

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