Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

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Catalogue no: E29520

Media: DVD

Classification: PG

Category: Film

Genre: Biography, Drama

Barcode: 9398522952039

No of Discs: 1

Language: English

Year: 2016

Release Date: 08-03-2017

Availability: In stock

$26.95
Queen of Katwe is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is i
Queen of Katwe is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. The film stars Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo, Oscar winner and Tony Award nominee Lupita Nyong'o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.

Additional Information

Actors David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Madina Nalwanga, Martin Kabanza
Director Mira Nair
Producer Lydia Dean Pilcher, John B. Carls
Region 4

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Queen of Katwe Review by Michelle
Star
Life isn’t easy for Phiona Mutesi. She lives in Katwe, one of Uganda’s largest slums; selling corn on the street to support her family. When charismatic teacher, Robert Katende, introduces her to chess, Phiona discovers a natural affinity for the game. Before too long, she’s Katwe’s best player, her skill outstripping that of even her teacher. But how does she balance her newfound passion with her family’s needs? In chess, even a pawn can be transformed into a powerful queen. It’s just a matter of not giving up.

1) Did you like it?

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Queen of Katwe, but I found myself really enjoying this film.

2) Why?

Queen of Katwe boasts a diverse cast, overflowing with talent. The film stars Ugandan dancer, Madina Natwanga in her first acting role, as well as Academy Award winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, who is stunning as Phiona’s mother, Harriet. Together, they make a great team! In fact, the whole cast look like they’re having the time of their lives!

3) You’ll enjoy this movie if…

…you’re in dire need of feel-good fun. Okay – Queen of Katwe isn’t all fun. And it’s not all triumph. Phiona experiences defeat, injustice and self-doubt. But through the bad times, she remains determined. There’s no way you can watch Queen of Katwe and not feel inspired. Kids will love it. So will their parents. Oh, and did I mention Queen of Katwe is based on a true story? Keep watching during the credits for a fun scene with the cast and their real-life counterparts.

4) This movie made me think about…

…how incredibly bad I am at chess. Seriously, I’m the worst. More seriously though, it made me wonder how many people have talents they’ve never had the chance to discover?

5) Overall rating?

Three and a half stars. (Posted on 12/04/2017)