If there is anyone out there capable of remaining unmoved by this true-life triumph-of-the-underdog sports story, I don’t think I want to meet that person. – The New York Times
If you want to see film stardom look as easy as laughter, watch Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo in Queen of Katwe. The twosome give Mira Nair’s rainbow-toned pick-me-up about a young Ugandan chess prodigy exactly the magnetic charge it needs to stick. ★★★★ – The Telegraph
The vibrant true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. As a result of the support she receives from her family and community, she is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
Read the Irish Independent interview with David Oyelowo, the British actor who stars alongside Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o. He was surprised Disney decided to set his latest film in the slums of Uganda.
“An uplifting and punchy look at the conflicts faced by 14-year-old Phiona.” ★★★★ – The Times (UK)
“A feel good triumph from Disney.” ★★★★ – Irish Times
“Could be the new Slumdog.” ★★★★ – The Guardian
USA, 2016 | Language: English| 124 minutes | Cert: PG
Director: Mira Nair
Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine