12 Years a Slave – trailer

Being a huge fan of the artistry of Steve McQueen I’m always eager to seek out his latest effort, secure in the knowledge that McQueen’s work will be, if nothing else, visually stunning and utterly evocative.

His latest offering, 12 Years a Slave features a truly high-calibre cast including: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Gimatti and Brad Pitt. Based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup, Ejiofor stars as Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery.

The trailer, whilst perhaps not edited as well as the trailer for Shame (McQueen’s previous outing) feeling slightly overwrought at times, features lush visuals and indicates a truly engaging central narrative: I have real hopes for this.

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