Victoria & Abdul
Opens Oct 6, 2017
Directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen), Victoria & Abdul is an extraordinary true story set during Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
"A royal treat. This funny, touching adaptation of Shrabani Basu's biography has its own chemistry, withering wit and unsentimental message of acceptance." (Jamie Graham, Total Film)