As mentioned earlier I didn't think I was going to get to see this film as the tickets for each venue sold out before I could blink my eyes. I heard at a different screening "Just go to a venue very early and you just might get a ticket." Risky- but it did work. I can say what the film was like to me in one word - "Hmmmmmmm"... and obviously you all know what I mean BUT... Beautifully shot and on the most part beautifully acted is about as good as it gets. Coupled with wonderful music. Chiwetel & Onyeka Owenu are by far the best things in the film. And the costumes were brilliant! Probably because we all know the book the film simply lacks a heartbeat and far too much 'characterisation' is lost (or rather not explored), as well as, part of the plot being just 'suggested'. I think the adaptation of the book just isn't anywhere near strong enough; people that have not read the book will probably like it much more than I did. I'm not going to go into much detail but I'm sure that 'real' Nigerians, that are obviously far closer to the 'story', will at most 'like' the film (not that I think we are the primary audience)... I doubt any of 'us' will crossover into 'love' for the film. Of the 2 Nigerian films I saw at the BFI this year I personally prefered 'Mother of George'... which even though is a told-a-million-times 'Nollywood' story felt so much more authentic and exciting. Even 'Onye Ozi', a very, very low-budget film, that premiered 3 days ago, entertained me about a hundred times more than this. Oh well, I'm glad I've seen it, will not be buying the DVD. I will, however, be seeing it again if & when it gets a general release in the cinemas here with friends just so we can chat about it afterwards. My highlights of the night - getting my pic taken with the Director (sadly this showing didn't have a Q&A). And meeting some very interesting people that didn't have tickets at the time either lol... we all went for a coffee afterwards.