Queen of Katwe

Synopsis: A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.
Director(s): Mira Nair
Production: Walt Disney Studios
  2 wins & 18 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
124 min


Am I ready?

You belong here.

Morning, Mrs. Kimbale.


Brian, still sleeping.



My little brother, get up!

Go away

You go away

It's only one.

It's 500 each.

All five?

- All five?

- Yeah.


Hey, when you want bargain?

Sir, pay me 1,000.

Two bags! Two bags!

Two bags, please.

Your mother

still owes me some money.

We'll make it up tomorrow.

That's it.

Now, tell your mother

I need my money.

Oh, my god, Phiona.

He rode me on his boda.

Latest model, Chinese roadster.

China! Yeah!

Ask your sister why this man

takes young girls

on his boda boda.

Mother asks, "why does he take

young girls on his boda?"

Theo has a big heart!


I think she should keep this

boy at a proper distance.

You must get 1,000, Phiona.

No, mama, it's too much.

I'm tired!

So am I.

Patricia's mother does not

force her to sell. I'm tired.

Patricia's mother has

a husband who is alive.

Did your father leave me

any money when he died?


Night, let's go

Night, where you going?

To get a ride.


Are you the mother

or the sister?

For you I'm not either.

And I know a hyena

when I see it.

You keep away from my daughter.

Stop it, mummy!

If I see you sniffing

around here again...

I will burn this

pile of tin to scrap!

You be careful.

This bike is worth more

than everything you have.


Me, I'm gone.


I will never forgive you

for this.

I don't need your forgiveness!

I need you to sell maize

to feed your brothers!



Shirts. Shirts.

Shirts is outside.

Shirts is out.

Come here.

Shirts is outside you.

Spread out! Spread out!

Joseph! Long passes!

Keep playing, keep playing.


They turned you down.

I warned you.

They don't care

about your marks.

Only your family status.

I surrender, my friend.

I will accept the position

at your ministry...

But only until I'm able to find

an engineering job.

What makes you think

I still have a job for you?

So, you would be willing

to restore hope...

And transform the lives

of children through sports.

Full time.

I would.


Katwe needs you.

One maca?

Just 300.

I said, no, thank you. Gosh!

Thank you. Keep dancing.

Keep dancing.

Thank you, madam.

Take my bucket, Phiona.

Where do you go every day?


Brian! We haven't made

1,000 shillings yet!


Let's go!

Go! Go! Go! Go!

Why aren't you taking part?

You can break bones

playing football.

My mother refuses.

No money for doctors.

Me, I have broken a few bones

playing football myself.

Joseph, what did I just say?

There's another game

you can play.

Have you heard of chess?

Me, I know.

You kiss a person

and try to catch them.

No. It is a board game.

I can teach you.

I don't want.

Too bad, eh?

I thought you might like

beating city boys.

What do you mean?

When I was at school...

the city boys

with their gold watches,

they loved this game.

They had contests

to see who was the best.

I'm ready when you're ready.

Me, I was an orphan.

So, like you,

I had no gold watch...

But I practiced my chess.

And I defeated them all.

Thank you.

I have tuition to pay.

Bring us this game.

You want to play chess?



Morning, Brian.

- Morning.

- Morning, Brian.


Morning, guys!

Hi, Gloria.


- Joseph, hi.

- Morning, Ivan.

Hey, here comes coach.

Good morning, pioneers!

Good morning, coach!

Where are the cups?

Come for porridge!

Young girl.


Come inside. Come.

Are you hungry?


You smell!

Who is that girl?

Have you been running

in mud like a pig?

Go away, smelly girl.

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