BELLE *(12A)

Date Time
Fri 18th July 7.45pm
Sat 19th July 7.45pm
Sun 20th July 3.15pm
Tues 22nd July 10.30am
Thurs 24th July 10.30am

Dir: Amma Asante | USA | 2013 | 104 mins
Cast | Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Matthew Goode, Miranda Richardson

This stirring drama is based on the remarkable true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy officer (Matthew Goode) sent to live with his uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) in 18th century England. Raised as an aristocrat alongside her white cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon), she nevertheless struggles with society’s prejudice and broad racial ignorance. Depicting a young woman finding the right to live freely inside herself – with a superb central performance from Mbatha-Raw – Belle also paints a fascinating portrait of a society on the brink of emancipation.

All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.