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Half of a yellow sun trailer

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here. Biyi Bandele’s film adaptation of Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun will be screened publicly for the first time on the 8th of this month at the Toronto Film festival.

There are three showtimes:

Sunday September 8
Winter Garden Theatre
4:30 PM
Monday September 9
Scotiabank 4
1:30 PM
Saturday September 14
Scotiabank 4
9:30 PM

What will critics say? How would their judgment affect our sky-high expectations for the movie?

Here is a recently released clip to get you excited about saturday.

It’s a powerfully romantic moment in the story. Odenigbo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is proposing to Olanna (Thandi Newton). Like all things Odenigbo, the proposal is unusual.

The slight tremor in Odenigbo’s voice as he broaches such a weighty topic while evoking all that is delicate and anxiety-ridden about the moment just makes my heart melt. Talk about subtle acting. Ejiofor is so far a convincing Odenigbo.

I know I should keep my expectations modest—a good trailer does not mean a great movie—but I’ve chosen not to!

Enjoy.

 

Trailer

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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

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