Awards season is upon us, which means it’s time for powerful, moving films that are perfectly shot and stunningly performed. We have a whole bunch to choose from in the coming months, but one you should definitely make time for is Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom. The director of Belle brings us the story of Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo), who causes an international stir when he chooses to marry a white woman (Rosamund Pike) from London in the 1940s. This short trailer focuses specifically on the clips in which Khama attempts to unite his people and have them stand behind him and the choice he has made.
A United Kingdom looks divine; it’s ripe with talent and has an sensational feel to every trailer. Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo are some of the best actors around right now, and maybe Oyelowo might get that Oscar nomination he was robbed of over a year ago. There’s a lot to check out in the next few months, and I’m sure your wallet will be weeping, but make sure you buy a ticket to some home grown beauty.
A United Kingdom premieres at LFF on October 5th, and goes wide on November 25th in the UK.