A United Kingdom

Certificate 12A

(2016) 111 mins

Director: Amma Asante
Writer: Guy Hibbert
Cinematography: Sam McCurdy
Production Design: Simon Bowles
Music: Patrick Doyle

ABOUT

A United Kingdom tells the true story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), heir to the throne of Bechuanaland (a British protectorate, now modern-day Botswana), and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), the London office worker he married in the 1940s in spite of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Asante, in collaboration with the screenwriter Guy Hibbert, has managed to recover once again a long-forgotten chapter of Britain’s history – one of political intrigue, “subversive” racism and colonialism – one in which love crosses all boundaries and taboos.

REVIEWS

“Getting A United Kingdom made has been a labour of love for Oyelowo, and the story’s David-and-Goliath aspect and mix of power, politics and race give it blockbuster potential. It’s a shame, then, that it suffers from some painfully simplistic characterisation, particularly regarding the British establishment. . . Nonetheless, it’s an amazing real-life tale, and the brutal realpolitik underpinning it (with neither Clement Attlee nor Winston Churchill emerging with any credit) still carries powerful resonance.”  theartsdesk.com

The chemistry between David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike results in a beguiling performance with compelling and light-hearted moments played with sincerity and a light elegance.”  Cineuropa

SHOWING TIMES

Showing:

Sat 1 Apr Banham
Sun 2 Apr Hambledon
Sun 2 Apr Hethersett
Mon 3 Apr Sprowston
Tue 4 Apr East Stour
Tue 4 Apr Hiltingbury
Wed 5 Apr Churchinford
Wed 5 Apr Codford St Peter
Wed 5 Apr Kilmington
Thu 6 Apr Loddon
Thu 6 Apr Owslebury
Thu 6 Apr St Arvans
Fri 7 Apr Brockenhurst
Fri 7 Apr Buriton
Fri 7 Apr Chepstow
Fri 7 Apr Penallt
Fri 7 Apr Poringland
Fri 7 Apr Tisbury
Fri 7 Apr Westbury sub Mendip
Sat 8 Apr Dinas Powys
Sat 8 Apr Downton
Sat 8 Apr Hayle
Sat 8 Apr Old Buckenham
Sat 8 Apr Orkney:Hoy
Sun 9 Apr Crowcombe
Sun 9 Apr Lockeridge
Tue 11 Apr Bourton
Tue 11 Apr Castle Cary
Tue 11 Apr Colerne
Wed 12 Apr Ringwood
Wed 12 Apr Sherborne
Thu 13 Apr Brundish
Thu 13 Apr Wookey Hole
Fri 14 Apr Tintern
Sat 15 Apr Boscombe
Sat 15 Apr Liss
Tue 18 Apr North Creake
Tue 18 Apr Petersfield
Tue 18 Apr Wroughton
Wed 19 Apr Flordon
Wed 19 Apr Grittleton
Wed 19 Apr Motcombe
Wed 19 Apr Westbury
Wed 19 Apr Whitchurch
Thu 20 Apr Corsley Heath
Thu 20 Apr Ditcheat
Thu 20 Apr Great Massingham
Thu 20 Apr Hawkley
Thu 20 Apr Selsey
Thu 20 Apr Stradbroke
Fri 21 Apr Alburgh
Fri 21 Apr Blofield
Fri 21 Apr Clayhidon   CANCELLED
Fri 21 Apr Frogham
Fri 21 Apr Garveston & Thuxton
Fri 21 Apr Odiham
Fri 21 Apr South Petherton
Fri 21 Apr Thornham Magna
Fri 21 Apr Winterslow
Sat 22 Apr Bulwark, Chepstow
Sat 22 Apr Niton
Sat 22 Apr Postwick
Sat 22 Apr Rhoose
Sat 22 Apr Watlington
Sun 23 Apr Chilworth
Sun 23 Apr Nether Stowey
Mon 24 Apr Stourbridge
Mon 24 Apr Wells Next the Sea
Tue 25 Apr Goodworth Clatford
Tue 25 Apr Marnhull
Tue 25 Apr Mylor Bridge
Tue 25 Apr Winsford
Wed 26 Apr Cwmyoy
Wed 26 Apr Droxford
Wed 26 Apr East Knoyle
Wed 26 Apr Geldeston
Wed 26 Apr Stockbridge
Wed 26 Apr Thornham
Thu 27 Apr Blaengwynfi
Thu 27 Apr Croscombe
Thu 27 Apr Downham Market
Thu 27 Apr Harleston
Thu 27 Apr Milland
Thu 27 Apr Winterbourne Earls
Fri 28 Apr Ashwellthorpe
Fri 28 Apr Bishopstone
Fri 28 Apr Calder Vale
Fri 28 Apr Collingbourne Ducis
Fri 28 Apr East Meon
Fri 28 Apr Fordingbridge
Fri 28 Apr Hilgay
Fri 28 Apr Ludham
Fri 28 Apr Norton St Philip
Fri 28 Apr Peterston Super Ely
Fri 28 Apr Sheppey Blue Town
Fri 28 Apr Tatworth
Fri 28 Apr Thruxton
Fri 28 Apr Usk
Fri 28 Apr Watchet
Sat 29 Apr Brading
Sat 29 Apr Milborne Port
Sat 29 Apr Orkney: St Margaret’s Hope
Sat 29 Apr Syderstone
Mon 01 May Neatishead
Fri 05 May Abbots Langley
Fri 05 May Broomfield
Fri 05 May Clayhidon
Fri 05 May Llanfoist
Sat 06 May Denshaw
Sat 06 May Leavenheath
Mon 08 May Emsworth
Mon 08 May Shrewton
Wed 10 May East Stratton
Thu 11 May Bonvilston
Fri 12 May Anmer
Fri 12 May Bunwell
Fri 12 May Hoxne
Fri 12 May Llanfair Kilgeddin
Fri 12 May Stanton
Sat 13 May Steeple Ashton
Sun 14 May Hinton St George
Mon 15 May Membury
Tue 16 May Hythe
Wed 17 May Calne
Wed 17 May South Warnborough
Thu 18 May Horton
Fri 19 May Brisley
Fri 19 May Reepham
Fri 19 May Stoke St Michael
Fri 19 May Stutton
Sat 20 May Halstock
Sat 20 May Hilmarton
Wed 24 May Coton
Thu 25 May Wickham
Sat 17 Jun Marlingford
Sat 17 Jun Somerton
Sat 24 Jun Doulting
Fri 21 Jul Wicklewood
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