12 Years a Slave

The incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing fierce cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.

Directed by Steve McQueen                                   

Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano

131 mins


“Outstanding, brave, courageous and unforgettable” NEW YORK OBSERVER

“It seems certain to transcend the movie realm and become a new reference point in contemporary culture - a defining vision of what slavery looked like, and felt like, in the U.S. before the Civil War” WALL STREET JOUNAL

“This is an important story, told with passion, conviction and grace. See it now” THE GUARDIAN

“12 Years a Slave isn’t simply a masterpiece, it’s a milestone. This, at last, really is history written with lightning” THE TELEGRAPH

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