Thursday, 19 September 2013

"Half a Yellow Sun" debuts at the London Film Festival

Just before you listened to Chimamanda Adichie speak at TEDxEuston 2012 (now has 140,000 views online and counting...) we showed a trailer of the Biyi Bandele's beautiful rendition of Adichie's book "Half a Yellow Sun" to the TEDxEuston community; for the first time in the UK! The film will debut at the London Film Festival and tickets will go on sale soon. There will be only 2 screenings - on the 19th and 20th of October.

The tickets will go on sale tomorrow, the 20th of September and will sell out in minutes - so set you calendar alarm and be the first to get your tickets HERE

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Writer and director Biyi Bandele’s excellent feature debut is an epic love story set in Nigeria on the eve of the disastrous civil war of the late 1960s. Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) are strikingly beautiful twins who live a middle-class, urban life in the newly independent nation. The women’s fractious relationship is typified by their very different choices of lovers, but their rivalries must be set aside as they become swept up in the turbulence of conflict. Bandele’s screenplay is an astute adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s highly acclaimed novel of the same name, bringing the source material’s main characters – Olanna, Kainene, university professor Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), his 13-year-old houseboy Ugwu (John Boyega) and Kainene’s lover, Richard (an Englishman who has come to Nigeria to study the arts) to vibrant realisation. As chaos engulfs them, they are thrown together and violently torn apart in ways none had ever imagined. (culled from  the London Film Festival website, written by Keith Shirion)

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