European Film festival artwork
Saturday 14 October 2017
18:30 to 20:20
Admission free

European Film Festival in Sri Lanka is an annual film festival held in Colombo, organized by The European Union Delegation in partnership with European Cultural Institutions and Diplomatic Missions in Colombo and New Delhi.

This is the tenth consecutive year that this festival is taking place in Sri Lanka. The organising committee of the festival is chaired by the European Union Delegation in Colombo and coordinated by Agenda 14.  Like in the past, the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka joins hands as a partner of this year’s festival alongside the British Council, Alliance Francaise, Goethe Institut, Polish Institute in New Delhi, Institut Francais in Paris, Embassy of France, Embassy of Romania, Embassy of Italy, Embassy of the Netherlands, Embassy of Switzerland, Embassy of Czech Republic in New Delhi and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in New Delhi.

A United Kingdom


The true story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.

Year: 2016
Type of film: Features
Running Time:110 mins
Director:         Amma Asante
Producer:         Brunson Green, Peter Heslop, Charlie Mason, Rick McCracken, Christine Langan and Natascha Wharton
Screenwriter: Guy Hibbert
Principal Cast: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Laura Carmichael, Tom Felton, Terry Pheto and Arnold Oceng
Genre: Drama, Woman Director

Screening date: Saturday, 14 October 2017
Time:                 06.30 p.m.
Venue:               National Fim Corporation, Colombo 07
Admission:         Free