Thursday, 15 May 2014

BELLE (movie)

An illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle.

BELLE has no surprises. Based on a true story it explores the difficulty of a black woman born into aristocracy but never accepted by society. As far as entertaining goes it's ok but doesn't have the emotional intensity to really engage the viewer. The cinematography is beautiful as one would expect from  a period piece, the acting is agreeable, but overall the story unfolds in a fairly predictable manner. Wait for the DVD.

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