Queen & Slim producer and director Melina Matsoukas and Bafta-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya, visited our shores to promote the dark love story that came out in cinemas on Friday.
Queen & Slim is a poignant story of a couple who get caught in a sticky situation after Slim shoots a police officer in self-defence and the couple decides to go on the run. The plot has many twists and turns that unfold, while a loves story grows.
Speaking of the powerful political message behind the story, Matsoukas describes Queen & Slim as being a universally black story that speaks to people of colour the world over. The movie also aims to educate and entertain while challenging cultural nuisances.
Kaluuya, also known for the Oscar-nominated movie Get Out expressed how the dynamics of the movie tackle a topic that can fit into many facets. On picking projects, he spoke of making movies that have something important to say to the audience.
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Matsoukas has worked on videos for Beyoncé’s Formation, Rihanna’s We found love, and Solange’s Losing You.