Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim and John Boyega are part of the cast of this film.
“A Mulher Rei”, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, hits Portuguese cinemas with a special premiere. O Afro beauty tea and the Bantumen joined the Sony Pictures and the Picture Films to take more than 200 black women to the cinema for a unique session, in an environment that promotes empowerment and Afro-descendant feminism.
The session will take place on October 4th, at 9:30 pm, at the City cinema in Campo Pequeno, and admission will be free. “More than 200 women will witness the epic story of leader Nanisca and her army of women, whose mission is to protect the kingdom of Dahomey from its enemies.” Bantumen.
“The King Woman tells an essential story that I can relate to,” said protagonist Viola Davis. “I found my femininity there, I found my black identity, I found a founding part of history with a capital H there. I often repeat that any episode in history is important, however insignificant it may seem. I think the world needs to discover this type of narrative”, underlined the actress.
“A Mulher Rei” premieres in Portugal on October 6th.
The film, budgeted at over 100 million dollars, with a casting almost entirely made up of black women and 100% directed by women, stars Viola Davis and could mark a new phase — more attentive to diversity — in Hollywood, initiated by the blockbuster Black Panther in 2018.
With just one week of opening in the United States, the film has already racked up more than $35 million in revenue.
In partnership with RTP África and the program “Bem-Vindos”, the session will take place this Tuesday, October 4, at 9.30 pm, at the City do Campo cinema, with the presence of several celebrities from the Lusophone artistic milieu. The event will be preceded by a photo session at 8:30 pm for guests and the press.
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