Half of a Yellow Sun  



Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)

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An epic love story: Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins, living a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria. The two women make very different choices of lovers, but rivalry and betrayal must be set aside as their lives are swept up in the turbulence of war.

Director: Biyi Bandele
Writer: Biyi Bandele

Release Date: 2013-09-08
Status: Released
Run time: 106 min / 1:46
Production Companies : British Film Institute (BFI), Lipsync Productions, Slate Films, Shareman Media
Production Countries: Nigeria, United Kingdom
Release Date: 2013-09-08
Status: Released
Run time: 106 min / 1:46

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Casts

Chiwetel Ejiofor
as Odenigbo
Thandie Newton
as Olanna
Anika Noni Rose
as Kainene
Joseph Mawle
as Richard
John Boyega
as Ugwu
Genevieve Nnaji
as Miss Adebayo
Onyeka Onwenu
as Mama
Hakeem Kae-Kazim
as Captain Dutse
Babou Ceesay
as Okeoma
Susan Wokoma
as Amala
Jude Orhorha
as Harrison
Gloria Young
as Aunty Ifeka
Tina Mba
as Mrs. Ozobia
Wale Ojo
as Chief Okonji
Ayo Lijadu
as Professor Ezeka
Naya Amobi
as Arize
Zack Orji
as Chief Ozobia
Kasper Michaels
as Plump Charles
Reginald Ofodile
as Uncle Mbaezi
Grainne Keenan
as Susan
Paul Hampshire
as Professor Lehman
Robert Davide
as Redhead Charles
O.C. Ukeje
as Aniekwena
Paresh Behera
as Dr. Patel
Jennifer Osammor
as Mama Oji

Crew

Directing Biyi Bandele Director
Writing Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Novel
Writing Biyi Bandele Screenplay
Production Andrea Calderwood Producer
Sound Ben Onono Music
Sound Paul Thomson Music
Camera John de Borman Director of Photography
Editing Chris Gill Editor
Production Jina Jay Casting
Art Andrew McAlpine Production Design
Art Christophe Dalberg Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Jo Katsaras Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Sian Evans Costume Supervisor
Art Steve Summersgill Supervising Art Director

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  • "Half of a Yellow Sun" winds up being one of those movies in which a pesky event of great historical import keeps getting in the way of a soap-opera romance.

  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 391pp, Fourth Estate, £14.99. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's luminous and formidable talent was first seen in Purple Hibiscus, her 2004 novel about a ...

  • HALF OF A YELLOW SUN is a very important and very readable postcolonial novel. Centering on the Nigeria-Biafra War of 1967-70, it has a lot to teach both about postcolonial Nigeria and about the art and import of storytelling.

  • “Half of a Yellow Sun” speaks through history to our war-racked age not through abstract analogy but through the energy of vibrant, sometimes horrifying detail. ... A version of this review ...

  • Half of a Yellow Sun (15 cert, 111 min). Directed by Biyi Bandele. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Onyeka Onwenu, Genevieve Nnaji and OC Ukeje. There are reasons to warm to Half of a ...

  • Half of a Yellow Sun review – 'Well-intentioned and heartfelt' 2 / 5 stars 2 out of 5 stars. This adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel, though often sluggish, is a valuable reminder of ...

  • Half of a Yellow Sun is honest and cutting, and always, always human, always loving . . . . It is a pleasure to read Chimamanda’s crisp, resonant prose. It is a pleasure to read Chimamanda’s crisp, resonant prose.

  • In a Facebook discussion, Half of a Yellow Sun got excellent reviews on both the book and the movie, so I decided to check the movie out. I deeply appreciated seeing a movie with an emotional bond between two sisters who were connected in so many ways, but disconnected by romance and political views.

  • Half of a Yellow Sun is Biafra's emblem of hope, but the horrors and misery Adichie's characters endure transform the promising image of a rising sun into that of a sun setting over a blood-soaked and starving land. Adichie has masterminded a commanding, sensitive epic about a vicious civil war that, for all its particular nightmares, parallels ...

  • Half of a Yellow Sun follows the lives of ordinary people in Nigeria during the 1960s; the time just before the Nigeria-Biafra war and during the war itself. It is an unflinching account of the tolls war takes on regular people.