Looking for Queen of Katwe movie trivia and quotes? We have you covered! This upcoming family movie based on a true story looks absolutely touching and heartwarming. I can’t wait to see it. I have a feeling it is going to be filled with valuable life lessons for everyone who watches it. While we’re waiting for it to come out, let’s learn a little more about it!
The Queen of Katwe is an upcoming biographical drama movie based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a chess prodigy from Uganda, who eventually becomes a Woman Candidate Master. The movie is set to hit theaters on September 23, 2016. Queen of Katwe stars Madina Nalwanga as Phiona Mutesi. Here are some Queen of Katwe movie trivia and quotes.
Queen of Katwe Movie Trivia
The movie began filming in March of 2015 and wrapped up in July of 2015. The film was shot in Uganda and South Africa.
In 2012, a book was published about Phiona Mutesi by author Tim Crothers, titled The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster.
The movie features mostly fresh new actors and actresses from both Uganda and South Africa. In fact, this is the first film for Madina Nalwanga, who plays the lead role in the movie.
While Queen of Katwe features new talent, both Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo are award winners. Nyong’o won several awards for her role as Patsey in the 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave, while Oyelowo has won awards for his roles as Louis Gaines in the 2013 movie The Butler and as Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 movie Selma.
Queen of Katwe Movie Quotes
Robert, talking to Phiona:
Robert- “Sometimes the place you are used to is not the place you belong. You belong where you believe you belong. Where is that for you?”
Conversation between Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende, her chess teacher and mentor:
Robert- “You can be the best in all of Uganda.”
— SOI (@SOI_hope) August 13, 2016
Conversation between Phiona and Robert:
Phiona- “Coach, you told us to make a plan but I fear things will never change.”
Robert- “What matters is when you reset the pieces and play a game.”
Robert, talking to Harriet, Phiona’s mother:
Robert- “Your children are blessed because they have a mother who never gives up on them.”
— SOI (@SOI_hope) August 3, 2016
Conversation between Phiona and Harriet:
Phiona- “Mama, can you do big things from such a small place?”
Harriet- “Don’t think about such things.”
Phiona- “Why not?”
Harriet- “You will be disappointed.”