“It wasn’t politics that liberated a nation, it was love.”
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM celebrates Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as President of South Africa.
It explores the Mandela unknown to most of the world – the lover of fancy cars, a ladies’ man, the boxing enthusiast and playboy, the skillful lawyer and freedom fighter. The film is an intimate portrait of the making of a modern icon.
Dir. Justin Chadwick, UK | South Africa, 2013, 146 min
Cast: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto