Interracial marriage film that challenged apartheid earns praise
The movie 'A United Kingdom' features David Oyelowo alongside Rosamund Pike.
NEW YORK - A film about an interracial marriage that shocked the world and challenged apartheid is earning high praise from critics at the Toronto Film Festival.
A United Kingdom tells the true story of the former king of Bechuanaland, now known as Botswana, and the white British woman he married in the 1940s.
A United Kingdom stars David Oyelowo alongside Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike as the couple Seretse and Ruth Khama.
It earned a standing ovation at its premiere this weekend for the film's portrayal of the love story which took place when Botswana was still Bechuanaland.
The film also stars a host of familiar South African faces including Terry Pheto, Vusi Kunene and Theo Landey.