HALF OF A YELLOW SUN
Q&A and book-signing with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Mar. 16!
Nigerian-born British playwright Biyi Bandele translates Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s powerful prize-winning novel of the same name into an emotional drama that gives voice to personal stories of the indignities and atrocities suffered during the Nigerian Civil War. Set in the late ’60s, the film’s main characters, Olanna (Thandie Newton, CRASH), her sister Kainene (Anika Noni Rose, DREAMGIRLS) and Olanna’s revolutionary boyfriend, Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 YEARS A SLAVE), are forced to make bold choices in order to navigate the complex social terrain mapped out by Nigeria’s ethnic, political and religious divide, and survive. In a time when traditional life is at odds with the modern intellectual and economic aspirations of young Nigerians, the growing cultural divide between rural and urban life brings new challenges to a generation whose dreams would propel the country into the future. This film provides a rare and unique glimpse at this struggle for self-determination. (Note courtesy of AFI FEST.) Official Selection, 2013 Toronto Film Festival and AFI FEST.
DIR/SCR Biyi Bandele; PROD Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan. Nigeria/UK, 2013, color, 106 min. In English. NOT RATED
Opening Night: Thu, Mar 13, 7:15, reception to follow
(Also screening Sun, Mar 16, 1:00, featuring Q&A and book-signing with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
I have been to this film festival in 2011 and 2012. I really enjoyed myself in 2012. I am definitely going to the Q&A and book-signing with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I already bought my ticket 🙂 If you would like to see all the films scheduled to show during the festival and read their synopsis, please click here.
Have a good day!!!