Victoria and Abdul
£7 concessions, £6.50 members
Length: 112 min
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Olivia Williams
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable 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 favour with the Queen (Judi Dench) 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.