The British Urban Film Festival is delighted to announce that 'A United Kingdom'has been selected as the first film to receive a BUFF Patrons Gala. In association with Pathe UK, the Amma Asante directed drama, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, is to receive this status as part of a special screening, hosted by the BUFF patrons on Sunday 30 October.
Set in the late 1940s, the true story centres on Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana (Oyelowo), who caused an international stir when he married white British office worker Ruth Williams (Pike).
The film has already received its European premiere at the London Film Festival and will be going on general release on Friday 25 November. 'A United Kingdom' has already been trailed to audiences at September's British Urban Film Festival and will be exclusively screened at Rio Cinema in Dalston.
The list of BUFF patrons include Sue Caro, Aaron Fontaine, Adam Deacon, Charlie Hanson, Clint Dyer, Damian Jones, Femi Oyeniran, Kyla Frye, Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Lateef Lovejoy and Mo Ali.
The film is a Pathé, BBC Films, BFI, Ingenious presentation with the participation of Canal+ and Cine+ of a Yoruba Saxon/Harbinger Pictures/Perfect Weekend/Film United Production of a film by Amma Asante.