Based on the book-Colour Bar by Susan Williams, British-Ghanaian film-maker Amma Asante popularly known for her 2013 much praised drama “Belle” has directed a racially charged movie, A United Kingdom, set to open the prestigious 60th BFI London Film Festival in October.
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.”
The film stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike–and the screenplay is by Guy Hibbert.
Check out the trailer below…