A long walk to freedom…

4.1.2013. Just got back from watching a great film, Mandela, a long walk to freedom.

We took our youngest daughter, not sure whether she would remain interested in what is a long film – her response on the way back – “what a great film”. I couldn’t say it better myself.

The story is well known but the film does well to pull over 50 years of history into 2.5 hours, keeping the momentum but creating some touching moments. The photography is great and made me feel that I need to put South Africa on the list of places to visit.

So, the question is whether it is an Oscar winning performance but then again what makes an Oscar winning performance? I think that the performance from Idris Elba is very good, very believable so he would certainly get my vote.