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 verite 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.
“This slice of life picture has a stylish, youthful energy, recalling early Spike Lee.” -Hollywood Reporter
“A hopeful signal of change in the new South Africa…” -Screen Daily
‘Bunny Chow’ is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative.
In English and Afrikaans with English subtitles.