"A United Kingdom" is based on the true-life romance between Sir Seretse Khama (Prince of Bechuanaland now Botswana) and his British wife Ruth Williams Khama.
Directed by Amma Asante and written by Guy Hibbert, the movie stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike and is produced by Richard McCallum, Oyelowo, Brunson Green, Peter Heslop, Justin Moore-Lewy and Charlie Mason.
The biographical romantic drama film which is based on the true-life romance between Sir Seretse Khama and his wife Ruth Williams Khama, screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, and was the opening film at the 60th London Film Festival.
Based on a true story, Seretse Khama is the Prince of Bechuanaland (now Botswana). In 1948 he meets and falls in love with London office worker Ruth Williams.
But their interracial relationship is not approved of by either of their families, nor by the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth must defy family, apartheid and the British empire to return from an imposed exile to their African kingdom, and assume power after independence.