Belle (12a)

Director Amma Asante. Drama


BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the colour of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

Starring Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton


Flick Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

A superb film, with excellent performances from the lead characters, especially from Gugu Mabatha-Raw.

Excellent. An interesting story, beautifully filmed with a happy ending.

Beautifully filmed period drama. A moving true story, well acted.

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