Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society. Idris Elba (Prometheus) stars as Nelson Mandela with Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) directing.
Director: Justin Chadwick
Starring: Idris Elba, Garth Breytenbach, Grant Swanby, Mark Elderkin, Naomie Harris, Robert Hobbs, Terry Pheto and Theo Landey.
What the Critics are saying:
The New York Times
"Mr. Elba’s towering performance lends “Long Walk to Freedom” a Shakespearean breadth."
"With the magnificent Elba to anchor it, the film gradually achieves a sort of grandeur, in the manner of the hero it depicts."
San Francisco ChroniclE
"Elba's performance is commanding and physically meticulous. As he ages through the film, he takes on the stiff gracefulness of the elderly Mandela, so familiar to us from news footage."
"A conventional biopic made anything but conventional by the magnitude of its subject's life and accomplishments, and by Idris Elba's imposing performance in the title role."
"Elba captures the fire and the passion of Mandela the young activist, the resilience of Mandela the political prisoner, and the wisdom and astonishing capacity of forgiveness of Mandela the elder statesman."
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