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The Justice of Bunny King

Directed by Gaysorn Thavat, 2000 New Zealand 101 minutes
M
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Essie Davis (The Babadook, SFF 2019) and Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit) shine in a powerful social drama about a single mother battling the system and her troubled past.

The lights of Bunny King’s life are young daughter Shannon and teenage son Reuben. The darkness in Bunny’s life is a tragic incident that forced her children into foster care. It left her virtually penniless and sleeping on her sister’s couch. While desperately attempting to secure accommodation that will reunite her with her kids, Bunny rescues teenage niece Tonyah from a gravely dangerous situation. Together, fiery-tempered Bunny and frightened Tonyah embark on a wild quest. Their mission? To have their voices heard – and for justice to be served. The spirit of social realist cinema is alive and well in this compassionate and propulsive feature debut by Kiwi director Gaysorn Thavat.

Program Strand
Features,
Classification
M - Mature themes, violence and coarse language
Language
In English
Director
Gaysorn Thavat,
Producer
Emma Slade,
Cast
Essie Davis, Thomasin McKenzie,
Screenwriter
Sophie Henderson,
Cinematographer
Ginny Loane,
Editor
Cushla Dillon,
Genre
Women Directors, Focus on Women, Family,
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Madman Entertainment,