As one festival ends another opens it’s door to the fantastic buzz of the previous festival. Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years A Slave is one film we’re looking forward too and it’s heading to London Film Festival this month, a new TV Spot ramps up the tension most of all one of the best emotional cinematic experiences in a long time.
Chiwetel Eijiofor is Soloman Northrup a educated blackman living in New York 1840’s who is abducted and forced into forced labour for over a decade. 12 Years A Slave is based on a true story and a film that has Oscar potential written all over it, hard to believe it’s a from a director who has only made 3 films all fantastic in their own way (Hunger and Shame the other 2). From the positive reviews from Toronto Film Festival the film seems to deliver a powerful, uncompromising story that’s delivered in a simple emotional manner that never glamorizes Slavery just reminds us our history is full of shameful moments.
12 Years A Slave also stars Michael Fassbender,Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Quvenzhane Wallis, Sarah Paulson, Paul Dano, Scoot McNairy, Garrett Dillahunt, Alfre Woodard, Dwight Henry, Michael K. Williams,Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyongo and Garret Dillahunt.
12 Years A Slave will be released in UK&Ireland on 24th January 2014 (USA `8th October).