The Critically acclaimed movie, ‘Belle’, directed by BAFTA Award winning Ghanaian/British director, Amma Asante, will premiere on Friday July 11, 2014 at the SilverBird Cinema, Accra Mall.

It has already premiered in other parts of the world including the United States of America and England.

The lead role of Belle is played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who is of South African heritage.

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‘Belle’ is based on the true story of Dildo Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay raised by her aristocrat uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife.

Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing whilst her white half cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love.

After meeting an idealistic young Vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

Belle has surpassed $10million at the US Box office as at last weekend.

By: Gameli Hamelo/

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