Belle : In Theaters May 2nd, 2014

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Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizebeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

Director
Amma Asante
Writers
Misan Sagay
Actors
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton, Sam Reid, Matthew Goode
Genre
Drama

Belle (2013)

Release Info

Canada 8 September 2013 (Toronto International Film Festival)
USA 3 January 2014 (Palm Springs International Film Festival)
USA 2 May 2014
Netherlands 12 June 2014
UK 13 June 2014
Ireland 13 June 2014
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