A UNITED KINGDOM
From Amma Asante (Belle), the powerful true story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), the former African royal who courted controversy with his interracial marriage to Englishwoman Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike).
A United Kingdom is a powerful testament to the defiant and enduring love story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face to Malan’s apartheid-riven South Africa and to the royal traditions of Seretse’s own people. As the international diplomatic crisis escalates, the British Government sets out to do everything in its power to drive the couple apart. Director Amma Asante follows her previous film Belle with another elegant, impassioned drama that also reveals a painful episode in the history of British race relations and imperial politics. (USA, 2017, 111 min., English, PG-13, DCP | Dir. Amma Asante)