With National Friendship Day tomorrow I thought you’d like to hear a bit about a special friendship between the Queen and a young clerk from India. Friendship can span all socio and economic classes. Check out what they’re saying about Victoria and Abdul.
VICTORIA & ABDUL
September 22, 2017 (NY/LA); September 29, October 6 (add. cities)
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.
Check out the Victoria and Abdul trailer.
Director: Stephen Frears (“The Queen,” “Philomena,” “Mrs. Henderson Presents”)
Writer: Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”),
based on Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Tim Pigott-Smith, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar, Paul Higgins, Robin Soans, Julian Wadham, Simon Callow, and Michael Gambon
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T504u17Ao9A
Official Poster: https://wdrv.it/19222d8a6
Social: @VictoriaAndAbdul #VictoriaAndAbdul