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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Favour Asikpa and Thandie Newton in Half of a Yellow Sun

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Favour Asikpa and Thandie Newton in Half of a Yellow Sun


Half of a Yellow Sun

In cinemas now

This Nigerian film tells the story of racism, colonialism, and ordinary people caught up in the Biafran War of the late 1960s.

It doesn’t quite live up to its source material, the deservedly award-winning book by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, but is still well worth a watch.

Chiwetel Ejiofor in particular puts in an excellent performance.


The Sense of a Moment: Gianni Berengo Gardin

Photography exhibition at Prahlad Bubbar Gallery, London
Until 23 May, prahladbubbar.com

Gianni Berengo Gardin’s striking black and white portraits of often overlooked subjects have been hugely influential in Italy.

Yet this is the first exhibition of his work in Britain since 1975. It brings together 30 years of photos of workers and poor people, particularly in rural India in the 1980s.


Modern Living

Written and directed by and starring Rowena Moreno
Leftfield Theatre Company
Millenium Centre, Cardiff Bay, 25-27 April, £5/£3

This brutal, barbaric one woman play dares to expose what lies behind the calm, pent-up surface of us all.

The world of Modern Living hates where it should love and loves where it should hate—and Sarah is a product of it.

If there are any taboos left to conquer in modern theatre, you’ll find them here. Moreno will be taking the play to Edinburgh in August.


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Tue 15 Apr 2014, 19:08 BST
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