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Director: Biyi Bandele
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton

In the tradition of The Butler and 12 Years A Slave, comes Half Of A Yellow Sun, an epic war drama which focuses on the plight of two Nigerian couples swept up in the horrors of war.

Prosperous and well educated Nigerian twin sisters Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika NonI Rose) are the pivotal characters and the consequences of their life changing decisions are explored.

Set against the backdrop of the harrowing Nigerian civil war in the 1960's, this is the gripping and poignant story of personal endeavours and crises, sisterly betrayals and romantic entanglements interwoven with the shocking realities of war as an independent republic was being fought for in Nigeria.

Newsreel footage, powerful performances and confronting scenes of brutality restore this dark chapter in Africa's history to life and many sequences are so daunting that audiences will doubtlessly look away from the screen many times throughout the film.

Half Of A Yellow Sun is a further chapter which needs to be told, showcasing the harsh realities of being coloured and living in a nation in turmoil. Awareness of this Nigerian war was actually overshadowed by the highly exposed Vietnam war.

The resonating theme is that human flaws such as infidelity and betrayal seem unforgivable during times of peace, but in comparison to the unforgivable repulsion of war, are simply misdemeanors which are easy to forgive.
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The resonating theme is that human flaws such as infidelity and betrayal seem unforgiveable...
Rating: 3.5

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