Director: Amma Assante, Steven Hall
Writer(s): Guy Hibbert
Cast: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton
Running Time: 111 minutes
*CaptiView® Closed Caption, Assistive Listening, & Audio Description devices are available for this film. All showings on Mondays will feature Open Captions.
A United Kingdom tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire – their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.
Screenwriter Guy Hibbert and Asante pull off a precision balancing act, illuminating the intensity of the love the couple shared and never once allowing their romance to take a back seat to the issues. — Scott Marks, San Diego Reader
Vividly depicted by Oyelowo and Pike, the noble pair show that sometimes love and determination can make a difference. — Peter Keough, Boston Globe