If a story of passionate forbidden love is your cup of tea, then A United Kingdom is a must-watch. Starring Academy Award nominated Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Golden Globe nominated David Oyelowo (Selma), A United Kingdom tells the love story of Seretse Khama, an Oxford-educated African King, and Ruth Williams, a white English woman working as a clerk at Lloyd’s of London and their forbidden marriage in 1948. The marriage caused a scandal in Apartheid-stricken South Africa and the British protectorate of Bechuanaland (later Botswana). In 1965, Seretse Khama became independent Botswana’s first president. He was also kgosi (king) of the Bamangwato people, having been crowned at the age of four in 1925. Ruth would go on to be the first lady of Botswana between 1966 and 1980. 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.
Release: December 26, 2016
Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike
Director: Amma Asante
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