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8th October 2015


Director: Amma Asante

UK , 2014

Run Time: 104 minutes, Certificate: 12A,
Genre: Drama, Romance, Language: English


The performances, from a top cast including Matthew Goode, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Emily Watson, are predictably flawless. The luminous MbathaRaw more than holds her own.

Wonderful true story about a mixed-race woman raised in an aristocratic British family in the late 18th century; like the best Jane Austen romance with an angry social conscience.

Writer-director Amma Asante has created a complex tale of race, gender, and love that has very clear present-day resonance.

This is quite a dense film in terms of character; there's a lot to get your teeth into and, at the end of it all, it's a rattling good story.

Number of reactions 39 Average score 8

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