Queen of Katwe is available in: Spanish English – Audio Description English on Netflix USA
Queen of Katwe
A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.
The story however (while following a fairly predictable family-friendly line) is totally engrossing. Chess may not be the most engaging spectator sport, but the journey of lead-character Phiona is a thorough one, and an intriguing side-step away from the usual Disney setting.
David Oyelowo is particularly worth looking out for. He (unsurprisingly) gives a fantastic performance.
_Final rating:★★★ – I personally recommend you give it a go._
|Queen of Katwe (2016)|
|Rating: 7.3/10 (6,129 votes)
Director: Mira Nair
Writer: William Wheeler (screenplay) Tim Crothers (based on the ESPN Magazine article and book by)
Stars: Madina Nalwanga David Oyelowo Lupita Nyong'o Martin Kabanza
Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Biography Drama Sport
Released: 30 Sep 2016
|Plot: A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.|