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’12 Years a Slave’ wins top prize at Toronto film fest

By Cameron French TORONTO (Reuters) – “12 Years a Slave,” the true story of a free black man sold into slavery in 1840s Louisiana, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. The film, by “Shame” director Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, took home the BlackBerry People’s Choice award for best film at the 38th edition of the festival. Based on the 1853 memoir of Solomon Northup, the film has won widespread acclaim from critics and audiences in both Toronto and at the Telluride Film Festival, and has been touted as a top early contender

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