This week’s world premiere of Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom at the Toronto International Film Festival was met with critical acclaim from leading journalists, heralding the film as ‘unmissable’ and ‘triumphant’.

The Ingenious backed historical epic, starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), depicts the controversial marriage of Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana and British office worker Ruth Williams in the face of fierce international opposition. Having received a five star review from The Times, and four stars from The Guardian, the film will open the BFI London Film Festival on 5 October this year, the second consecutive year that an Ingenious backed film has opened the festival.

A United Kingdom is produced by Rick McCallum (Star Wars), David Oyelowo, Justin Moore-Lewy, Brunson Green (The Help) and Charlie Mason. Executive producers include Cameron McCracken (Pathé), Christine Langan (BBC Films), Ben Roberts (BFI), Eleanor Clark Windo (Ingenious Media) and Guy Hibbert.

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