Victoria & Abdul
If you have followed me for very long you know that I love movies and I watch lots of them. But some of my favorites have came from Focus Features through the past few years. This year is no different and they have some great movies in the works. Beguiled that came out on June 23rd, but coming this fall they will release Victoria & Abdul in Los Angeles & New York on September 22, 2017, then expanding to more theaters on September 29, 2017. The servant becomes a teacher and roles are reversed by an 81 year old Queen who has an unexpected friend.
History’s most unlikely friendship. Watch the exclusive trailer for
#VictoriaAndAbdul, starring Academy Award winner Judi Denc
Story: The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted 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 joyfully reclaims her humanity.
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Ruth McCabe, Tim Pigott-Smith, Julian Wadham, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar