September 26, 2011 at 07:56 PM EDT

The official post for Jennifer Hudson’s upcoming biopic Winnie has been released. Based on Winnie Mandela: A Life by Bezdrob, the film made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival Sept. 16 and has already opened in Mandela’s native South Africa. Darrell Roodt (Sarafina!, Cry, the Beloved Country) directed the story that follows the “Mother of the Nation” through her marriage to Nelson Mandela (Terrence Howard). Though Mandela has been a controversial figure, thanks to supposed bouts of infidelity and her endorsement of violent practices, the poster shows a tender side of the couple. Elias Koteas and Wendy Crewson also star in the film, which does not yet have a U.S. release date. See the full poster after the jump.

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