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The Colour Purple

Blitz Bazawule | 2023 | 140 MINS
Awards Pick

A decades-spanning tale of love and resilience and of one woman's journey to independence. Celie faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.

★★★★ The Telegraph

In Detail

Based on Alice Walker’s original 1982 Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Oprah Winfrey has joined forces with Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones, and Scott Sanders to bring ‘The Colour Purple’ musical - which premiered on Broadway in 2005 - to life.

“To reinvent the movie at this time is to reinvent a phenomenon,” says Oprah. It manages to bring something new to the sweeping story, adding elaborate fantasy sequences that redefine the characters and the feel.

Fantasia Barrino (Celie) reprises her role in the movie from the original Broadway production and Danielle Brooks (Sophia) reprises her role from the 2015 Broadway Revival.

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