Half A Yellow Sun a film by Biyi Bandele


Half A Yellow Sun, UK/Nigeria, 2013, 111min
Director: Biyi Bandele
May 12-19
11:30 A2:10 P4:50 P7:30 P10:10 P
Studio Movie Grill Chatham
210 W 87th St

During the mid-to-late sixties, twin sisters Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) return to Nigeria after their education in England, they make decisions that shock their family. Olanna moves in with her lover, the ‘revolutionary professor’ Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his houseboy Ugwu (John Boyega) while Kainene takes over the family interests and pursues a career as a businesswoman, falling in love with Richard (Joseph Mawle), an English writer. As the Igbo people struggle to establish Biafra as an independent republic, the sisters attention now shifts to the brutal violence unfolding in the Nigerian Civil War

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