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Well, the first look at Half of a Yellow Sun, based on the acclaimed novel by celebrated Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has arrived. Actually, the first look at the adaptation of Adichie’s prize-winning second novel has arrived during the interview with Jon Snow, Channel 4 News, focusing primarily on her new novel, Americanah, which will land on Stateside shores on May 14th, 2013. Featuring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor with Biyi Bandele directing, a 50-second clip suggests a pretty polished production and the epic qualities of the story bode well for the adaptation. A supporting cast includes Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the...
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- Nick Martin
Timed to coincide with the forthcoming release of "Americanah," the third novel from heavy-hitting Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the first look at the adaptation of her prize-winning second novel "Half of a Yellow Sun" has arrived, and a handsome fellow it is too. Featuring Thandie Newton and a bearded and dreamy-as-ever Chiwetel Ejiofor, the story follows a couple whose romance takes place against the background of the Nigeria-Biafra conflict. It's directed by first-timer Biyi Bandele, who may not have directed a film before, but comes with serious pedigree as a playwright, novelist and theatre director and is considered (along with Adichie) one of Nigeria's most important writers. Cinematographer John de Borman ("An Education," "The Full Monty") adds further credibility along with a supporting class that includes Anika Noni Rose ("The Princess and the Frog"), Genevieve Nnaji, John Boyega ("Attack the »
- Kieran McMahon
Everything from street hustlers and school teachers to Nobel prize winners and Islamist extremists in a feast of African film
We have selected eight films from five African countries to look out for in 2013 – the year of the 23rd edition of Fespaco – the bi-annual pan-African film and television festival of Ouagadougou.
Burn it up Djassa by Lonesome Solo (Cote d'Ivoire)
Labelled "a film by the people for the people", Burn it up Djassa is about a young street hustler in Abidjan looking for a break. After shooting his first feature, Lonesome Solo escaped the war torn Cote d'Ivoire and has not been seen since.
Half of a Yellow Sun by Biyi Bandele (Nigeria/UK)
The adaptation of Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi-Adiche's Orange Prize-winning and bestselling epic, stars Thandie Newton and Chewitel Ejiofor. Nigerian investors contributed with 80% of the budget to fellow Nigerian director and writer Bandele's feature debut.
Jeppe on a Friday by Shannon Walsh, »
3 items from 2013
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