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12 Years a Slave

12 Años Esclavo

Estados Unidos / Gran Bretaña, 2013, 133 minutos, drama

Director/ Director: Steve McQueen
Guionista / Scriptwriter: John Ridley, basado en las memorias de
Solomon Northup
Intérpretes / Players: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Alfre Woodard.

En 1841, Solomon Northup es un hombre negro libre que vive con su esposa e hijos en Saratoga, Nueva York. Se gana la vida tocando el violín. Después de que sale una noche con otros dos hombres, despierta al otro día encadenado al suelo mientras lo transportan a una plantación de algodón en el sur, donde lo compran como esclavo. Finalmente lo venden a otra plantación en la cual permanece por doce años hasta que es liberado. Basada en las memorias de Northup.

In 1841, Solomon Northup is a free black man living with his wife and children in Saratoga, New York. He makes his living playing the violin. One day he is lured into a lucrative touring gig by a pair of men. After a night out with the two men, Northup awakens from a drug-induced stupor to find himself chained to the floor, as he is now being transported to a cotton plantation in the American South, where he is purchased as a slave by slave owner William Ford and eventually sold to another plantation run by an abusive slave driver He spends 12 years as a Southern slave before his release. Based on the memories of Northup.

Steve McQueen
Artista de vídeo y director de cine británico de ascendencia granadina. Luego de estudiar arte en Londres, estudió cine brevemente en NYU. Con su primera película, Hunger, ganó la Cámara de Oro del Festival de Cine de Cannes, 2008.

British video artist and filmmaker. After he studied art in London he went to NYU to study film for a short time. He left because he couldn’t do more experimental work there. With his first film, Hunger, he won the Camera d’Or at Cannes, 2008