Trailer For Interracial Marriage Drama 'A United Kingdom' With David Oyelowo And Rosamund Pike

The travails of mixed race people throughout British history is clearly a theme that resonates with director Amma Asante. Her breakout film, Belle, centered on a woman of such a heritage who grows up in the aristocracy of 18th-century England. Her follow-up drama, A United Kindom, moves forward in time to a more modern context and shifts its focus to that of an interracial couple whose relationship caused an international scandal.

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star as real-life couple Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams, whose marriage in 1948 caused incredible global controversy. Seretse was the first President of Botswana until he was exiled for daring to marry Ruth, a white English woman, at a time when interracial marriage was illegal.

So it shares a few similarities to Jeff Nichols' Loving, and we could possibly see two movies about interracial marriage and overcoming prejudice be factors this awards season.  A United Kingdom premieres at TIFF next month and hits the UK in November.  Hopefully U.S. distribution will be found soon.