B iyi Bandele’s film adaptation of Half of a Yellow Sun premiered in London a few days ago at the BFI film festival. Tickets sold out pretty quickly. Wondering how it went? Biyi Bandele’s Facebook status update says it all:
Just got back from the BFI London Film Festival European premiere of Half of a Yellow Sun at the Odeon West End. Humbled and moved by the rapturous reception the audience gave it. It was also great to see the hardest working actor on our hemisphere, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and the great John Boyega, and the amazing Babou Ceesay, and the one and only Onyeka Onwenu. And Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, of course. Without whom… We missed Thandie, who is on location in Vancouver. We missed Genevieve, who flew in for the premiere and promptly went down with a flu (mind yourself o, London weather). What a night though. What a night.
Can we please talk hair? Chimamanda rocks threaded hair to the premier. It takes a lot (loads!) of confidence to rock a hairstyle like that, but she pulled it off. No? What do you guys think?
Watch Half of a Yellow Sun Trailer