Gugu Mbatha-Raw delivers "a breakthrough performance" (Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times) in this "gorgeous must-see film" (Cori Murray, Essence) that's based on an extraordinary true story. Although Dido Elizabeth Belle (Mbatha-Raw), an 18th century English woman of mixed race, is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), she is denied a proper social standing because of her skin colour. But when Dido falls in love with a young idealist lawyer (Sam Reid) who aspires to create positive change, she finds herself caught between two worlds. With everything to lose, she struggles to convince those around her - and the society in which she lives - to overcome their biases and accept her fully. Only if she succeeds will she find true happiness in this exquisite masterpiece that also stars Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton and Matthew Goode.
- Belle DVD
- Based on a true story
- Special Feature: Belle: The Story
- Special Feature: The history behind the painting
- Special Feature: Stills gallery
- Approx run time: 99 mins
- Cert. 12