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QUEEN OF KATWE

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QUEEN OF KATWE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 124m 7s

Release date 21/10/2016

BBFCInsight mild sex references, injury detail, distressing scenes

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Mira Nair

Cast includes Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga, Martin Kabanza, Taryn 'Kay' Kyaze, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Esther Tebandeke

Summary QUEEN OF KATWE is a drama based on the true story of a young girl from the slums in Uganda who trained to become a chess champion.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 11/10/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

QUEEN OF KATWE is a drama based on the true story of a young girl from the slums in Uganda who trained to become a chess champion.

Sex

A mother asks her daughter "Why are you dressed like a girl selling herself?". A character suggestively advises a woman to look for a 'sugar daddy' to pay the rent. A girl discusses anxiety about growing older, saying, "men will soon be coming after me".

Injury detail

A child lies unconscious on the ground with some blood on his face. The child subsequently receives treatment in hospital and a wound is stitched.

Threat

A character is involved in a collision with a scooter. A family is threatened by flooding and children struggle to survive in the heavy rain.

Details

Title
QUEEN OF KATWE
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
WDSMP UK
Classified date(s)
12/09/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
124m 7s
Approved footage
11170+8
BBFC reference
AFF340494
Registration number
CFJ40420

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