Indie Trailer Sunday: Chiwetel Ejiofor in TIFF's 'Half of a Yellow Sun'
"I feel as if I have been dropped into something I don't entirely understand." One of the many dramatic films premiering at the Toronto Film Festival (aka TIFF) this September is Half of a Yellow Sun, from playwright-turned-filmmaker Biyi Bandele, a drama that brings together the lives of four people during the struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria in the 1960s. Chiwetel Ejiofor (who also stars in 12 Years a Slave) and Thandie Newton play two lovers that are part of a wealthy family dealing with the turbulence of war. Co-stars Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle & John Boyega (from Attack the Block). Enjoy.
Here's the first TIFF promo trailer for Biyi Bandele's Half of a Yellow Sun, found via Awards Daily:
Acclaimed actors Chiwetel Ejiofor (seen in this year's 12 Years A Slave as well as Children of Men, Serenity, Redbelt, 2012, Salt) and Thandie Newton (seen in W., Crash, The Pursuit of Happyness, RocknRolla, For Colored Girls) star in this epic chronicle of family ties and war from celebrated Nigerian playwright Biyi Bandele. Half of a Yellow Sun is both written & directed by Biyi Bandele, a Nigerian novelist and playwright making his feature directing debut. He's adapting a novel written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The film is premiering at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, where it's seeking distribution. Visit TIFF.net.