The Golden Globe-nominated 12 Years a Slave opens in Irish cinemas this Friday, January 10, and we're giving you the chance to watch a clip from the movie.

Directed by Steve McQueen (Shame, Hunger), 12 Years a Slave stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong'o and Sarah Paulson.

It is based on the real-life memoir of Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), a free man from New York who was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery in the South.

You can watch the clip by clicking the link above on your left.

Watch out for interviews with director Steve McQueen and star Chiwetel Ejiofor on RTÉ TEN later this week.