Based on extraordinary true events, A United Kingdom tells the story of the forbidden love between King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo, Selma) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl), a white woman from London, which caused an international uproar when they decided to marry in the late 1940s, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa.
“A rich, stirring look at one of modern society’s most enduring – and yes, inspirational – marriages.” – Kate Erbland, IndieWire
It was a decision that altered the course of African history. Both sweeping and intimate, A United Kingdom, from acclaimed director Amma Asante (Belle), illustrates how love can challenge even the harshest constraints. (Dir. by Amma Asante, 2016, UK/USA/Czech Republic, 111 mins., Rated PG-13)