Queen of Katwe

21/10/2016
  |  Book Tickets: 21/10/2016
  |  124 min
Rated PG by the BBFC
Queen of Katwe Film Poster

Synopsis

David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o star in this biographical drama directed by Mira Nair. The film follows the life of Ugandan Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) as she tries to fulfil her dream of becoming a world chess champion. Growing up in the slum of Katwe, Phiona's life changes forever when she meets missionary Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a man who dreams of teaching Ugandan children the foreign game of chess. He immediately notices Phiona's talent and sets her on a path to succeed in her country's junior and national championships before achieving the title of Woman Candidate Master at the 40th Chess Olympiad.

mild sex references, injury detail, distressing scenes
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