Here’s your shot to win advance screening passes to see Victoria & Abdul in Montreal and Vancouver…
Screening Information: The Montreal advance screening will take place on Wednesday October 4th at 7:30 pm at the Cineplex Forum, and the Vancouver advance screening will take place on Wednesday October 4th at 7pm at Marine Gateway.
Brief Description: Academy Award winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) reunites with Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen), and returns to the role of Queen Victoria, in Victoria & Abdul. The screenplay of Victoria & Abdul is by Academy Award nominee Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), based on journalist Shrabani Basu’s book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant., which brought to light the long-hidden history of Victoria and Abdul from their own diaries and journals. The extraordinary true story of the amazing and unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and a young clerk, Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), who becomes her teacher, her spiritual advisor, and her devoted friend. In 1887, Abdul travels from India to present a ceremonial medal as part of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee but surprisingly finds favor with the elderly Queen. The unprecedented and unlikely relationship causes a battle royale within the royal household, pitting the Queen against court and family. Victoria & Abdul humorously explores questions of race, religion, power, and the farce of Empire through the prism of a highly unusual and deeply moving friendship.
Victoria & Abdul will expand in key markets across Canada on Friday October 6th!
*Contest is open to Vancouver and Montreal residents only*
*Contest closes on September 27*