Empire Season

2018: Empire Season

Our film season for Spring 2018 will focus on challenging moments in Britain’s Empire…and its demise.

Films will include:

A United Kingdom (12A) which 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.

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Viceroy’s House (12A).  The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

Viceroy's House

Victoria and Abdul (awaiting certificate).  The long-awaited Stephen Frears film of Queen Victoria’s relationship with her Indian servant, Abdul Karim. Shot at Osborne House and starring Dame Judi Dench.

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