HALF OF A YELLOW SUN: THE MOVIE PREMIERE AT TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALMonday, September 09, 2013Omobaswagz H
Half of a Yellow Sun, the highly-anticipated film, will have its world premiere at the 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) yesterday, Sunday 8th September 2013, at the Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto, Canada.
Half of a Yellow Sun’s premiere at the prestigious TIFF, is a particularly momentous occasion for Nigeria's booming film industry. Today's event is the first ever red-carpet screening of a Nigerian film at a leading international film festival, and is a befitting debut for the sensational, one-of-a-kind, iconic production.
The British-born Nigerian actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor (star of Inside Man, American Gangster, 12 Years a Slave), and Thandie Newton (star of Crash, For Colored Girls, The Pursuit of Happyness), will lead the cast of Nigerian and international actors to the festival. Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls, The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency), John Boyega (Attack the Block) and top Nollywood actors Genevieve Nnaji and Onyeka Onwenu are also scheduled to attend the premiere.