• 2020
  • UK
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Philippa Lowthorpe
  • Cast: John Heffernan, Jessie Buckley, Keira Knightley

Sally (Knightley) is a prim but committed activist who, with artist Jo (Buckley), aims to infiltrate the 1970 Miss World pageant, although Grenadian contestant Jennifer (Mbatha-Raw) has a different take on the contest. A spirited and sincere look at the contradictions involved; despite the slightly fantastic degree of female solidarity, it’s got an impressive sense of balance.

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10 Mar 20204 stars

An all-star cast assembles for this righteous and well-judged take on the 1970 Miss World pageant protest

A plethora of female talent, and a few choice blokes, assemble for a spirited and sincere look at the circumstances surrounding the 1970 Miss World pageant. With feminist fury coming to a head, race relations making strides and dusty old stereotypes…

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