Take a peek at this trailer for Half of a Yellow Sun, a movie adaption of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s best-selling novel. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in the film alongside Thandie Newton, Genevieve Nnaji and Anika Noni Rose. Shadow and Act offers a description of the film:
“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.”
The film will premiere in September at the Toronto Film Festival.