Biyi Bandele makes his directorial bow with Half of a Yellow Sun (2013), a take on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel starring British actors Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Set in the late 1960s, the film follows twin sisters Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) as they arrive back home in Nigeria having finished their studies in England. To celebrate the long-awaited home entertainment release of Half of a Yellow Sun this Monday (4 August), we have THREE DVD copies to give away thanks to the kind folks at Soda Pictures. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Returning to a privileged city life in newly independent sixties Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices. Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the revolutionary professor Odenigbo (Ejiofor) and his devoted houseboy Ugwu (John Boyega) in the dusty university town of Nsukka; Kainene turns out to be a fiercely successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests, and surprises herself when she falls in love with Richard (Joseph Mawle), an English writer. Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements, and a betrayal between the sisters, the events of their life loom larger than politics.
Half of a Yellow Sun star Chiwetel Ejiofor played Solomon Northup in which Oscar-winning slavery drama, directed by Steve McQueen?
a) 12 Years a Slave
c) Django Unchained
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Biyi Bandele’s Half of a Yellow Sun is released on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday 4 August, courtesy of Soda Pictures.
This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 7 August 2014.
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