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The Sun is also a Star | Sparks fly in the darkest hour

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:23 AM
Fate brings two young strangers (Charles Melton and Yara Shahidi) together in ‘The Sun is also a Star’.

College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet and fall for each other, over one magical day amid the fervour and flurry of New York City.

Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the United States, Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation just as fiercely as she’s fighting her growing feelings for Daniel.

The Sun Is Also a Star is directed by Ry Russo-Young and written by Tracy Oliver, based on the young adult novel of the same name by Jamaican writer Nicola Yoon. The film stars Yara Shahidi (Black-ish) and Charles Melton.