DESCRIPTION: 2016 drama based on the true story of Botswana's first president and his controversial marriage to a white woman.
DIRECTED BY: Black British female director Amma Asante (Belle)
WRITTEN BY: Guy Hibbert (Eye In The Sky) based on the 2007 book Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khame and his Nation by Susan Williams.
- David Oyelowo as Seretse Khama. His wife Jessica plays Lady Lilly Canning.
- Rosamund Pike as Ruth Williams Khama
- Terry Pheto as Naledi Khama
- Jack Davenport as Alistair Canning
- Tom Felton as Rufus Lancaster
STUDIO: 20th Century Fox. The BBC, British Film Institute, French film studio Pathe and star David Oyelowo helped produce it.
MY TAKE: I liked it. I was fascinated by the historical background. A dying British Empire trying to retain power while dealing with America, the Soviets, African rebels and an obnoxious South Africa.
- Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
- Relatively broke even, making $14 million on a budget of $14 million.
- Filmed in Botswana and London.
- The house they stay in was the real house they actually lived in.