12 YEARS A SLAVE
2013, Fox Searchlight, 133 min, USA, Dir: Steve McQueen

Based on the 1853 autobiography of a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, this exciting historical drama stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, whose struggle to regain his liberty is thwarted by pitiless plantation owner Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) and aided by Canadian carpenter Samuel Bass (Brad Pitt). Costarring Alfre Woodard and Paul Giamatti.


PROMETHEUS
2012, 20th Century Fox, 124 min, USA, Dir: Ridley Scott

A team of space explorers, brilliantly portrayed by Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba, discover horrors as they embark on a journey to a distant moon containing a puzzling structure that may offer clues to the mysteries of human origin.


SHAME
2011, Fox Searchlight, 101 min, USA, Dir: Steve McQueen

Brandon (a superb Michael Fassbender) is a quietly affable Wall Street type living in Manhattan who carries the private burden of a consuming sex addiction. When his younger sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan, never better) arrives at his apartment unannounced and in need of a place to stay, Brandon finds his world of controlled secrecy thrown into crisis. Director Steve McQueen's beautifully elegiac portrait of a man battling his demons was nominated for numerous critics awards, and was an official selection of the Venice, Toronto and New York film festivals in 2011.


Syndicate content