Inspired by a true story, period drama 'Belle' tells the tale of an aristocratic mixed-race woman and her efforts to end slavery in the British Empire.
Belle, the illegitimate daughter of a Naval officer and an African slave, is sent to live on a grand English estate with her great uncle. She lives a paradoxical life, privileged thanks to her bloodline and wealth, yet undesirable because of her race. In later years she influences her great uncle, the Lord Chief Justice, as he rules on a pivotal slavery case.
'Belle' is the second feature from actress-turned-director Amma Asante (A Way of Life).