Run Time: 104 minutes, Certificate: ,
Genre: Drama, Romance, Language: English
The performances, from a top cast including Matthew Goode, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Emily Watson, are predictably flawless. The luminous MbathaRaw more than holds her own.
Wonderful true story about a mixed-race woman raised in an aristocratic British family in the late 18th century; like the best Jane Austen romance with an angry social conscience.
Writer-director Amma Asante has created a complex tale of race, gender, and love that has very clear present-day resonance.
This is quite a dense film in terms of character; there's a lot to get your teeth into and, at the end of it all, it's a rattling good story.