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BUNNY CHOW

Director: John Barker
South Africa   |   2006   |   95 minutes
Afrikaans, Tsotsi Taal and English, with subtitles in English
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$24.95

FILM INFORMATION

Synopsis In director John Barker's debut feature, up-and-coming comedians Kags, Joey and Dave make clear that life in the 'new' Johannesburg is not just about hardship and townships. It's also about finding humor in relationships, hanging out with friends and celebrating life on a raucous roadtrip to Oppi Koppi-South Africa's largest music festival. Shot in a cinema vrit style and using the street food 'bunny chow' as a metaphor for contemporary Johannesburg's mix of races, cultures and attitudes, Barker's edgy, urban comedy asks us to envision a nation through the eyes of its future, rather than the tragedy of its past.

About the Director John Barker was born in Durban, South Africa. He studied graphic design at ML Sultan in Durban. After working as a graphic designer in Cape Town, he made a change in career paths and began working in the film industry. He has directed various productions, such as the sketch comedy show, The Pure Monate Show, the South African Music Awards, and South Africa's first mockumentary, Blu Cheez (2002). Bunny Chow is his first feature film.Available Screening Formats 35mm, DVD. Digibeta available upon request

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Featured in the Global Lens 2008 film series.










CAST

Dave - David Kibuuka
Kim - Kim Engelbrecht
Kagiso/Kags - Kagiso Lediga
Joey - Joey Rasdien
Cope - Jason Cope
Carla - Keren Neumann
Salah - Salah Sabiti
Angela - Angela Chow

CREW

Director - John Barker
Writers - John Barker, David Kibuuka
Executive Producers - Marilyn Barker, Jeremy Nathan, Joel Phiri
Producers - Kagiso Lediga, Isaac Kaminsky, Leanne Callanan
Cinematographer - Zeno Petersen
Editor - Saki Bergh
Music - Joel Assaizky
REVIEWS

"This slice of life picture has a stylish, youthful energy, recalling early Spike Lee." -Hollywood Reporter

"…One of the freshest, most original and certainly bravest South African comedies to emerge in the last decade." -Saturday Star

"…A fun, rowdy portrait of the melting pot that is contemporary, post-Apartheid, post-Truth and Reconciliation Johannesburg, capturing a laid-back generation where races mix freely and everyone is looking for a thrill." -Toronto Film Festival Daily

"A hopeful signal of change in the new South Africa…" -Screen Daily

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2007
CINEMIX FILM FESTIVAL
OPEN AIR FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM
BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
REVELATION PERTH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
OPENDOEK FILM FESTIVAL
PANAFRICAN FILM AND TELEVISION FESTIVAL OF OUAGADOUGOU
KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
NATFEST
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
TITANIC FILM FESTIVAL BUDAPEST
AFRCAN, ASIAN AND LATIN AMERICA FILM FESTIVAL
ARCIPELAGO FILM FESTIVAL
PANORAMICA, TURIN (MILAN FEST)
JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL
INTER EMERGING TALENT FILM FESTIVAL
INERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM
AMMA
AFRYKAMERA
GRAHAMSTOWN FILM FESTIVAL
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
FRIBOURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
THE WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2006
TORONTO INERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SITHENGI FILM & TV MARKET
AFI FEST

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