Half of a Yellow Sun
Based on the book of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun is a sweeping romantic drama about two twins that is set against the backdrop of the Nigerian Civil War. After receiving an education in England, Olanna, and Kainene return home to a newly-independent Nigeria. Peace, however, is short-lived, and the two women are forced to make some decisions that their privilege did not prepare them for. With elegant performances from Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Biyi Bandeles debut feature is a richly drawn melodrama of epic perportions.
Toronto International Film Festival, London Film Festival, AFI Fest.
Screening in BEST of FEST, 4/23.