Director: Amma Asante ● Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport and 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.
They get married and propose returning in triumph to his homeland, where he will become the hereditary ruler of his people. 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.
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.
With one showing at 11am ONLY.-Please note that this is a babes in arms screening. Bringing a baby is not essential but we cannot ensure total silence in the auditorium.