Liberty Theatre | Camas WA | Victoria & Abdul
Victoria & Abdul (PG-13) Release Date: November 24th, 2017
Runtime: 1 hr. 52 min.
Director: Stephen Frears
Genres: Drama
Starring: Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Tim Pigott-Smith
Director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena) returns with Victoria & Abdul, the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner 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. Co-starring Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar and Michael Gambon. Screenplay by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), based on Shrabani Basu's best-selling biography. Rex Reed of the NY Observer gives it 4 STARS! "Judi Dench can do no wrong, and playing Queen Victoria for the second time in the richly satisfying Victoria and Abdul is an acting lesson par excellence that proves how rapturous it is to watch this great artist do everything right."
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