MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Toronto, Ontario Canada 2013)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Stars ìììì

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
—superbly done, based upon Nelson Mandela’s autobiography—becomes a study in: when law does not establish justice, then one man resorting to love, no war, and no rebellion works quite well to establish freedom from repressive governmental systems. Idris Elba’s acting for character Nelson Mandela is a little stiff, but it still works and creates a classic film. Impressive work by Director Justin Chadwick.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 


Nelson Mandela's Mandela grew up in a native African family, his aspirations to make his parents proud of him, his desire as a lawyer to solve the growing unrest between Africans and government, his failures and his successes as this becomes a lifelong quest, and the impact this has on his personal life.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Executive Producers Basil Ford, Harvey Weinstein, François Ivernel, Cameron McCracken, Philisiwe Mthethwa, Geoffrey Ohena, Sudhir Pragjee, and Sanjeev Singh for making the film possible. Additional characters and cast include: Winnie Madikizela (Naomie Harris), Walter Sisulu (Tony Kgoroge), and Ahmed Kathrada (Riaad Moosa).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. A well written film...Idris Elba makes a really good performance. 

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