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Last updated: Fri 2 Mar 2018

Film Night: Victoria & Abdul

Victoria & Abdul is shown on the next film night at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 13 April, presented by Somerset Moviola and the Nunney Village Hall Committee.

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Victoria & Abdul is a 2017 British biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Lee Hall.

The film is based on the book of same name by Shrabani Basu, about the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian Muslim servant Abdul Karim.

It stars Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith and Adeel Akhtar.

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (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.

Victoria & Abdul has a PG rating. Films classified PG are suitable for general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children.

A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

Victoria & Abdul is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 13 April at 7.30pm. Door open at 7.00pm. Seats cannot be reserved, so please come early.

Tickets cost £5 in advance at the SPAR shop in Nunney or £6 on the door. Advance booking is highly recommended (the film nights frequently sell out in advance!).

A licensed bar and ice creams will be available. The bar opens at 7pm. The film programme begins at 7.30pm.

Contact information
Roger Hutchings
Somerset Moviola
Telephone 01373 836 049
Web www.moviola.org

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