Drama/Biography ‧ 1h 52m
Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.
Stars: Judy Dench, Ali Fazal
**** ‘Surprising, engaging, funny and poignant, this is a delightful film – and one to savour.’ ~ Louise Keller (Urban Cinefile)
**** ‘God save Dame Judi Dench. The one-woman powerhouse has, at 82 years of age, given a career-high turn in Victoria and Abdul.’ ~ Kevin Maher (Times – UK)
Tickets: Adults $14, Arts Hub Members $12, Youth $8
Book online or from the box office half an hour before the screening.
Online sales available until Friday 4pm, then tickets at the door.