Sep 5 - Sep 7, 2014
Directed by Amma Asante
Rated PG, 104 min.
Underwritten by Ric Catoni
Based on the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of an aristocrat, this gorgeous period film will inspire you with both its romance and timely sensitivity. Raised by her great-uncle and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After falling in love with an idealistic young vicar's son, they become instrumental in ending slavery in England.
A lavish 18th-century historical piece that blends a Jane Austen-like romance with a political drama. - Toronto Star
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