Watch trailer to Half Of A Yellow Sun with Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Watch trailer to Half Of A Yellow Sun with Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Posted by Wilson Morales

July 23, 2013

After being announced that it would premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, the first trailer to Biyi Bandele’s Half Of A Yellow Sun has been posted online.

Based on author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s Orange Prize-winning novel of the same name, the film stars Thandie Newton, John Boyega, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle and Genevieve Nnaji.

The film weaves together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of war. Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Rose) are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices. Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the “revolutionary professor” Odenigbo (Ejiofor) and his devoted houseboy Ugwu (Boyega) in the dusty university town of Nsukka; Kainene turns out to be a fiercely successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests, and surprises herself when she falls in love with Richard (Mawle) an English writer. Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements, and a betrayal between the sisters, the events of their life loom larger than politics. However, they become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, in which the lgbo people fought an impassioned struggle to establish Biafra an independent republic, ending in chilling violence which shocked the entire country and the world.

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