VICTORIA & ABDUL UK/USA 2017, 112 MINS, 10-12PG)

Directed: Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena, Florence Foster Jenkins and others)

Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard

History’s most unlikely friendship.

A sequel to Mrs Brown (1997), this biographical comedy is based on the book by Shrabani Basu about the extraordinary real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Abdul arrives from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and is surprised to find favour with the Queen. The two forge an unlikely alliance and as their friendship deepens, Victoria begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

“A powerful portrayal by Judi Dench.”Empire 

“Funny, touching. A real treat!” Total Film

“Judi Dench is marvelous, an excellent film.” RT