Victoria and Abdul (PG)
Directed by Stephen Frears.
Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard.
Running time 112 minutes
The true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s reign. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. The two forge an unlikely alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and reclaims her humanity.