“I am cantankerous, greedy, fat. I am perhaps, disagreeably, attached to power. But I am anything but insane.” Official trailer for the Stephen Frears-directed film telling the extraordinary true story of Queen Victoria’s unexpected friendship with a young Indian clerk.
When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with Queen Victoria herself. As the Queen (Judi Dench) questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.