Queen of Katwe


Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. But Phiona’s world changes forever when she meets Robert Katende, a missionary who teaches children how to play chess and she discovers she is a prodigy. Queen of Katwe is directed by Mira Nair and stars Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) and David Oyelowo (Selma)

If there is anyone out there capable of remaining unmoved by this true-life triumph-of-the-underdog sports story, I don’t think I want to meet that person.
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times

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Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o

Directed by

Mira Nair

Written by

William Wheeler (screenplay), Tim Crothers