It is a love story based on a true story. It’s a story of two people who fell in love in the wrong time of the century. A “white trash” man falls in love with an African American woman in Virginia, where interracial marriages were illegal. Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga play their parts in an understated way, or as some feel, too understated. Edgerton and Negga are dogged by the authorities, thrown in jail and makes history as a few civil rights lawyers take their case to the Supreme Court.
The film avoids any physical violence but the story is told through the perfect use of body language. The fine performances of the actors landed the film an official selection for Cannes, 2016.
Watch this trailer and don’t forget to catch the movie in theaters in November.
Source: Focus Features