Director: Amma Asante
Writer: Misan Sagay
Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson
Fri 26 Sep 7.30pm Book Now
AGE Rating: Cert 12A
Adults £6 / Under-15 £4
Another chance to see this popular period film about an illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral who is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle.
From Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
Amma Asante’s powerful, moving and gently subversive romantic melodrama is a finely wrought tale of a woman out of time, a film that plays eloquently upon the heartstrings as it interweaves familiar personal intrigue with stirring social history. Intelligently combining the enticing pleasures of a ripe costume drama with the still shameful legacy and lessons of the slave trade, Belle dresses its entryist agendas in the fashionable finery of a multiplex crowd-pleaser. The result is a handsomely mounted and emotionally engaging drama that smartly examines issues of race, class and gender while leaving nary a dry eye in the house.