Synopsis

In 1970, the Miss World competition took place in London, hosted by US comedy legend, Bob Hope. At the time, Miss World was the most-watched TV show on the planet with over 100 million viewers. Claiming that beauty competitions demeaned women, the newly-formed Women's Liberation Movement achieved overnight fame by invading the stage and disrupting the live broadcast of the competition. Not only that, when the show resumed, the result caused uproar: the winner was not the Swedish favourite but Miss Grenada - the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the Western ideal of beauty turned on its head.

Film Credits

Director:
Philippa Lowthorpe
Writer:
Rebecca Frayn
Gaby Chiappe
Starring:
Emma Corrin
Keira Knightley
Jessie Buckley
Lesley Manville
Rhys Ifans
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Keeley Hawes

More Information

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Rating:12A
12A CertificateFilms classified 12A have been deemed appropriate for viewers of twelve and over. However, they can also be seen by younger children - provided they are accompanied by an adult who has deemed the film appropriate viewing for that child. In such cases, IFCO strongly recommends that parents/guardians make informed decisions by accessing the consumer advice available on this website.
Advisory:infrequent strong language
Country: United Kingdom, France
Language: English
Released:12 March 2020
Duration: 106 min
Genres: Drama

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