Director: Amma Asante (A Way Of Life)
Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson
Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate, mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic family, Belle's lineage allows her certain privileges, yet her appearance prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing in 18th Century Britain. While her cousin Elizabeth chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar's son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.
Belle is the third project to receive investment from Pinewood Studios as part of its Pinewood Pictures initiative which was established to help fund and support British, independent films. Read more.
Rated: PG. Running Time: 104 Minutes.