Friday, 24 January 2014
12 Years A Slave
Wow - this is a terrific film - everything it is hyped up to be. Ejiofor is brilliant, just brilliant.
The film is based on an autobiographical account of Soloman Northup. He was a black American, free-born in New York, who was kidnapped whilst working in Washington and sold as a slave to plantation owners in Louisiana. I did not know this happened.
There are a couple of very distressing scenes, but the story, the look and feel and the acting are very compelling. If you like historical drama, I recommend you see this film.