Queen Of Katwe Cert. PG Picture house at FACT

  • Running time124 minutes
  • GenreDrama

Director: Mira Nair.

Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga. South Africa/USA 2016. 124 mins.




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 (Oyelowo, Selma, A Most Violent Year), who teaches chess to local children. Recognising her spirit and innate talent, Katende begins to mentor Phiona, teaming up with her impoverished mother (Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave) to help her fulfil her potential.



Celebrated Indian director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) 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 3

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Sunday 22 Oct 2017
  • 11:30

    Sun, 22 Oct 11:30

    Showing in: The Box

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