Cinema Without Borders is proud to report that The King’s Speech, an international motion picture from England, had an outstanding and unforgettable night at this year’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards.
The King’s Speech, directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler, took home four awards out of its twelve nominations. The film won Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor for Colin Firth, and—the highest honor of all—Best motion picture.
The film portrays England’s Prince Albert (Colin Firth) in his struggle to overcome his crippling speech impediment. With her husband set to take control of the throne, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) takes action and hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, who fights an emotional battle with the prince to convince him that he can overcome his obstacle. therapist, to help Albert overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the pair as Logue uses unconventional means to teach Albert how to speak with confidence.