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UK Release Trailer For 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Comes w/ Lots Of New Footage (In UK Cinemas 4/11)

by Courtney
March 7, 2014 5:02 PM
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Half Of A Yellow Sun

If you're in the UK, congrats because Biyi Bandele's Half Of A Yellow Sun - a film adaptation of celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Orange Prize-winning novel of the same name - will open in UK theaters a month from now, on April 11, while the rest of the world waits in anticipation to see it.

For USA audiences, Monterey Media picked it up to release this summer, although they haven't set an exact date yet.

Ahead of its UK release next month, a brand new release trailer has been cut and released, showing off footage that we haven't seen before. The UK release trailer is embedded below.

Biyi Bandele's feature film directorial debut, stars Chiwetel EjioforThandie Newton, John BoyegaAnika Noni RoseJoseph Mawle and Genevieve Nnaji, in a drama that weaves together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of civil war, with a newly independent 1960s Nigeria as the backdrop.

Produced by Bafta award-winner Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland) and Gail Ega (The Constant Gardner), the film is a British/Nigerian co-production and was shot at Tinapa Film Studio in Nigeria and in the UK.

I'd expect Monterey Media to cut and release a new trailer for the film for USA audiences before it's released here in the States. But in the meantime, here's the UK release trailer with all-new footage. And underneath, you'll find a first release poster:

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  • Lenore Norrgard | March 9, 2014 3:21 PMReply

    Would love to see the trailer, but get a message "video is private."

  • Ava | March 8, 2014 5:27 PMReply

    Couldn't get to see the video. Got a message that the video is Private.

  • Ana | March 7, 2014 7:21 PMReply

    Here is a link to the African Film Festival in the DC area I mentioned below. The Sunday showing for Half Of A Yellow Sun has already sold out since Adichie will be there for a Q&A. There are still tickets for Thursday show!

  • Ana | March 7, 2014 7:15 PMReply

    If you are in the DC area AFI theater in Silver Spring will be showing Half A Yellow Sun as part of TransAfrica Forum's 10 Annual New African Film Festival. The film will be shown on Thursday March 13th on the premiere night of the festival.

  • No | March 7, 2014 6:02 PMReply

    Dying to see this....

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