Together with ESN-Rotterdam, we invite you to our monthly filmnight at Erasmus Paviljoen. This time we will be screening the award winning film “12 Years a Slave”.
Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindness, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.
With top-actors: Chiwetel Eljofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch and many more.