12 Years a Slave (2013)
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender
In the pre-Civil War of the Book of Solomon Northup, a black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery.
I attended the premiere of 12 slaves in Toronto International Film Festival. In any tickets, we had to wait almost 4 hours in the hope they can let us in. I must say that it was worth the wait, and it is hands down the best film Ive seen at the festival. The film is based on the true story of Solomon Northup (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black living in New York who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana. As the film begins, we are exposed to his talent as a musician (he plays violin) and get a glimpse of his life bringing along his wife and two children. All was well until he met two men who seem to be taken by the music and want to bring him along with them so that he can play at different events. When Solomon wake up in the chain, dark journey begins and the film never lets you take break.If see other work youve McQueen, so you more or less know what kind of expect the film (if you havent then please stop reading and watch Hunger and Shame ). 12 Years slave dark and raw, it reveals everything, without sugarcoating it. It's hard to see few people walked out of the theater, but in my opinion, it is not only worth seeing, but it is necessary. Films explore themes of slavery are few and far between, and never quite as comprehensive and effective as this. Beautifully shot and edited, the film offers moments of joy, heartache and a few laughs here and there. Steve McQueen has created another actor masterpiece.Most get very little screen time. Paul Giamatti and Sarah Paulson are seen within a few minutes, but both are great as usual. Benedict CUMBERBATCH play farm owners who recognize the talents of Solomon and tried to help him for a bit. Though a slave trader, he presented in the film as a good man. CUMBERBATCH very good, though far outshined by Michael Fassbender. He goes through all the emotions and give it all. In my opinion this is the best performance so far. Paul Dano get a few minutes of screen time as well, but using incredible. As Benedict hate slave labor, and the songs that he sings to Solomon makes a very powerful scene, one of the most disturbing in the film. Lupita Nyongos first appearance in the film is fantastic, because he played a young slave heartbreaking. I hope he has a long career ahead, he certainly has the talent for it. Chiwetel Ejiofor star completely sure. His performance as Solomon is a great and memorable, I really hope he wins the Oscar for this year.All in all, if you get the chance to see 12 years of a slave, dont miss out. Not everyone will be able to stomach, but a very good movie and needed to be seen.