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    The Movies That Changed My Life: Amma Asante, Director Of 'Belle'

    The quiet little indie sleeper of the summer has been “Belle,” the British costume drama ignored by most of the movie blog world, but which has proven to be a real word-of-mouth hit: at present, it’s taken more than $7 million, making it the third biggest indie of the year (behind “Chef” and ‘The Gr...

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    Interview: 'Belle' Director Amma Asante On Her Charged & Groundbreaking Period Drama

    A good candidate for the unexpected sleeper indie crossover of the summer looks to be Fox Searchlight's "Belle," which hits theaters this week. The film tells the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, born in the West Indies in 1761 to an aristocrat, Admiral Sir John Lindsay, and an African slave. She...

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    Fox Searchlight Picks Up British Period Drama 'Belle,' Directed by Amma Asante

    Fox Searchlight has acquired most worldwide rights including North America and the U.K. to the British period drama "Belle," directed by Amma Asante who in 2005 won a BAFTA for her debut film "A Way of Life."

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