Queen Of Katwe Cert. PG Picture house at FACT

  • Running time124 minutes
  • DirectorMira Nair
  • GenreDrama
  • CastLupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga

Newcomer Madina Nalwanga stars in this fascinating and surprisingly tense account of ten-year-old Phiona Matesi’s journey from the Ugandan slums to international chess championships.

While selling corn in her home village, Phiona (Nalwanga) meets footballer-turned-missionary Robert Katende, who teaches chess to local children. Recognising her spirit and innate talent, Katende begins to mentor Phiona, teaming up with her impoverished mother to help her fulfil her potential.

Celebrated Indian director Mira Nair was drawn to Phiona’s story after making a 2015 documentary about Katende. Aided by The Reluctant Fundamentalist scriptwriter William Wheeler, she has made a film that is as uplifting as it is revealing about life in one of Africa’s poorest countries.

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Saturday 21 Oct 2017
  • 11:00

    Sat, 21 Oct 11:00

    Showing in: Screen 2

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    Sun, 22 Oct 11:30

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