BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle has a lineage that affords her certain privileges, yet her race keeps her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. With an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, she helps shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. A great cast including Emily Watson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Miranda Richardson and Tom Wilkinson bring this amazing story to powerful life. PG. 104 Min.
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