A UNITED KINGDOM is the true story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white woman from London, which caused an international uproar when they decided to marry in the late 1940’s just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa. It was a decision that altered the course of African history.
Directed by Amma Asante
Strarring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport
Czech Republic/UK | 2016 | PG-13 | 111 min
Screenwriter Guy Hibbert and Asante pull off a precision balancing act, illuminating the intensity of the love the couple shared and never once allowing their romance to take a back seat to the issues.- San Diego Reader
Like "Loving," which dealt with interracial marriage in the States, "A United Kingdom" rises above dealing with the same subject thanks to the performances of the film's stars. - MediaMikes
Director Amma Asante is carving a niche for herself, making gorgeous-looking cinema from untold histories. Her best asset here is Oyelowo. - Globe and Mail