QUEEN OF KATWE [USA], THURSDAY 30 MARCH, 8PM

By December 3, 2016archive

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.

Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Academy Award Winner, 2014 Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave

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