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’12 Years a Slave’ Wins Audience Award at TIFF

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12 Years a Slave” has wowed crowds at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The Steve McQueen film won the audience award on Sunday night, celebrating the end of the annual festival.

The movie centers around Soloman Northup, a free Black man who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. It follows him until he is freed in 1853. The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Fassbender.

“At a festival that has shown so many brilliant films, I cannot be more thrilled to receive this award,” McQueen said in a statement. “I am deeply grateful to all the people who have worked on this film, and that their amazing work has been recognized.”

The film joins other TIFF audience award winners like “American Beauty,” “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”

“12 Years a Slave” will be released in theaters on October 18.