Queen of Katwe

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Director: Mira Nair
US | 2016
124 min


With Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o

A Ugandan girl’s world changes after being introduced to chess.

From renowned director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, Salaam Bombay), comes this delightful tale that celebrates personal freedom. Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a struggle for 10-year-old Phiona and her family. Her life changes when she learns to play chess at a missionary program and soon becomes a top player. Her success in competitions and tournaments leads to greater competitions, stress, and identity issues. Phiona must learn more than the game as she is exposed to life outside Katwe. Her education, both formally and informally, continues as she dreams of escaping a life of poverty for herself, her mother, and her siblings.


Screening Venues

Date Saturday 7 October 2017
Dialogue/ (Subtitle) FR/ (N/A)
Venue MCINE – FLACQ

Time

 

21h00

 

Date Sunday 8 October 2017
Dialogue/ (Subtitle) ENG/ (N/A)
Venue STAR CINEMA – BAGATELLE
Time 11h00