Belle (12a)

Director Amma Asante. Drama

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the colour of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

Starring Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

An enjoyable film about an illegitimate mixed race daughter of a wealthy family in the 1700's and the slave trade.

Really enjoyed by our audience for both the story and the beautiful costumes and settings. Excellent performances by all the lead characters.

Well-made. High quality of acting, direction, period detail, costumes and script. Excellent entertainment: a love story with a serious backdrop of factual historical injustice.

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