The promise of work lures gifted violinist Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) to Washington D.C. Things don’t go to plan however, and freeman Northup finds himself chained up and headed for a life of slavery.
12 Years a Slave is a film from Steve McQueen of Hunger and Shame fame and it’s an account of the true story of Solomon Northup. Northup wrote a book about his experiences and this film is based on that publication. This isn’t a feel good story and although Hollywood often puts a positive spin on many of humanity’s darkest acts (Schindler’s List) 12 Years a Slave remains true to its tragedies. Continue reading “12 Years a Slave (2013) Film Review”