In Theaters October 4, 2014
Montreal – Wednesday, September 3, 2014 – The Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and presented by Global Montreal, is proud to close its 10th edition with the Quebec Premiere of Biyi Bandele’s Half of Yellow Sun, on Sunday, September 28, 7PM at Grande Bibliothèque (475 Bld. De Maisonneuve Est, Montréal). Half of Yellow Sun premiered in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. “Closing this 10th edition of the MIBFF with such a powerful piece that unveils a slice of Nigeria’s History is a privilege. We are thrilled to have the Quebec Premiere at the Festival in collaboration with TVA Films” stated Emile Castonguay, Co-founder and programming director of the festival.
Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they take different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.
“While its historical scope looks fifty years into the past, Half of a Yellow Sun is a chilling, lucid, and emotionally gripping drama from contemporary Nigerian cinema, and a film that honours the fearless intelligence and strength of the country’s women.” – Rasha Salti – Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
TVA Films is proud to present this powerful and inspiring film in theaters on October 4 in Quebec. The film will also be released in select Canadian cities: Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa.
A prolific Nigerian playwright, novelist and screenwriter now based in London, HALF OF A YELLOW SUN is Biyi Bandele’s feature film directorial debut. This first feature follows his distinguished career writing and directing plays for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court, and writing screenplays for the BBC and British and international film productions.
The 10th Montreal International Black Film Festival, created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, will be held from September 23 to 28, 2014 and is presented by Global Montreal.
About the Montreal International Black Film Festival – MIBFF
The Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) was created in 2005 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cinema, art and culture. As Canada’s biggest Black Film Festival, MIBFF’s mission is to stimulate the development of the independent film industry and to foster the creation of films on international black realities. The Festival wants to promote a different kind of cinema: cinema from both here and abroad that doesn’t always make it to the silver screen. We showcase ground-breaking cinema that both moves and shocks us, all while raising awareness. Join us for a fresh look at black cinema from all four corners of the globe! www.montrealblackfilm.com
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