Amma Asante + Belle
Wednesday, October 26 th, 2016 at 00:10 am Dr Joy Browne
Director (s):
Amma Asante
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson

Belle came out at the festivals at about the same as 12 Years a Slave, and I think this is a better look at the effects that slavery had on individuals and society, without the pornographic like violence that was part of the other movie. This is based on the true story of a young woman, whose father was part of the nobility, who took his daughter, who was born out of wedlock, to be raised by his father who is played by Tom Wilkinson. I thought this was a wonderful movie about not only slavery, but about the role of women and politics and courage, and change. I just thought it was a terrific movie, 4.5 stars