The longest of all walks

Based on William Nicholson’s adaptation of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, it is a respectful and detailed account of the life and times of the late, much revered President of South Africa.

Deified almost from the start as Mandela (Elba) undergoes a rite of passage in his home village, we move into his politicisation as a young lawyer and his less than saintly behaviour with regard to his first wife (Terry Pheto). As the young man becomes involved in the African National