This year, Loving showed us the uphill battle to legalizing interracial marriage here in the United States. But swirly love has faced obstacles across continents.
A United Kingdom, the latest film by Belle director Amma Assante explores the subject in 1948 Botswana, where the country's would-be leader, Sir Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), brings home from London his white girlfriend, Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), to the outrage of his family and his government.
The period biopic is a familiar story in a largely unfamiliar place, incorporating the forces of apartheid and the British empire — as well as Khama's family — to pressure Khama out of marrying Williams.
Watch an exclusive clip of the sweeping film, above. A United Kingdom hits theaters on February 10.
(Photo: Stanislav Honzik/ Twentieth Century Fox)