Belle (12A)

2013 (UK) (Drama)
Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson
Director: Amma Asante
Belle is an award winning film inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw in a career-making role). Dido Elizabeth Belle is the illegitimate daughter of a Royal Navy captain (Matthew Goode) and a slave who was given a large inheritance and sent to live with senior judge Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson) until problems of race and class began to arise once she reached her early 20s. The story has some very pertinent points to make about the rights of women in the late 18th Century, brings in the debate about the morality of slavery and throws a compelling courtroom drama into the mix for good measure. (1hr 44min)
Tickets on sale 7th October 2014