Here’s your shot to win advance screening passes to see Victoria & Abdul in Toronto…
Screening Information: Monday September 25- 7 pm- Cineplex Odeon Varsity & VIP Cinemas
Toronto! Win advance screening passes to see Victoria & Abdul, courtesy of Universal Pictures Canada!
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Posted by Brief Take on Friday, September 15, 2017
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 open an exclusive engagement in Toronto on September 29th!
*Contest is open to Toronto residents only*
*Contest closes on September 18*