Amma Asante’s film A United Kingdom with Tom has been announced for the
41st Toronto International Film Festival and the 60th BFI London Film Festival.
The World Premiere of ‘A United Kingdom‘ will be at TIFF, which runs from 8 to 18 September and the European Premiere of the film will be at the opening night of the London Film Festival on 5th October. BFI LFF will take place 5-16 October 2016.
The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce that this year’s Opening Night gala will be Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom, the true story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1947 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.
The film will receive its European premiere on Wednesday 5 October at the Odeon Leicester Square, attended by cast and filmmakers with Asante, David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike expected on the red carpet. There will be a live cinecast from the London event and simultaneous screenings taking place at cinemas across the UK.
for the full announcement click here -> BFI LFF – A United Kingdom
Please note that Tom is currently filming The Flash in Vancouver. Therefore, we can’t say if he will attend one of the festivals. Should we get a confirmation by him, we will let you know.
BTW, the OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE for UK is on 25th November 2016 !