Victoria and Abdul

Opens Friday, October 6
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1hr 52mins // directed by:Stephen Frears // featuring:Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard // CC, AD, Assisted Listening

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.

"A wildly unlikely, almost entirely chaste romance that would probably sound too fantastical to believe if it hadn’t actually happened." — Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

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