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Movie Review – Half of A Yellow Sun

Biyi Bandele’s Half of A Yellow Sun attempts to tell a love story with the backdrop of the Biafran war.

I don’t know whether it is because we are watching the edited version in Nigeria but his adaptation of the novel leaves me yearning for more – more love, more war and more emotion. It seems like some of the foreign actors came on set to look pretty, recite lines and pack up their bags. The Nigerian cast fare better. The music, set design and costume all score big points but don’t make up for the predictable screenplay and unexciting directing.
Reviewed by Isabella Akinseye
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