Don’t miss: Belle

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Director: Amma Asante
Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Reid, Tom Felton
After a successful showing at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, Amma Asante’s 18th century period drama finally gets its UK release date. Belle is inspired by the extraordinary real-life story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate, mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy captain who is raised as a member of the aristocratic Mansfield family after her mother’s death. Gugu Mbatha-Raw imbues Belle with a stunning, revolutionary spirit in this exploration of race, class, power and propriety, against the greater context of slavery. Out 13th June

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