Run time: 112 mins
In this heartwarming true story, Abdul Karim (Bollywood star Ali Fazal) arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria (Dame Judi Dench) questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity. Also featuring comedian Eddie Izzard as The Prince of Wales, returning to serious acting, and Sir Michael Gambon (the Harry Potter series) this all-star cast fantastically tell a less-well known but inspiring story.
Directed by Stephen Frears (working with Dench again following the award-winning ‘Philomena’) this surprisingly funny film will leave you even more in admiration of the natiional icon.
*Please note the screening on Monday 20th November at 2pm will have Hard of Hearing subtitles. The same format applies but with closed captions along the bottom of the screen.