Chiwetel Ejiofors, 12 Years a Slave finally hit UK
Cinemas from Friday the 10th.
Finally! 12 Years a Slave sets foot in the UK for general view from the 10th of January 2014. There has been a lot going on about this movie, “Not another slavery movie“, said most. However, for we Africans its a must watch, it is also one of the most emotional films of the 21st century.
12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.
12 Years a Slave stars our very own Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Alfre Woodard.