Canary

Director: Christiaan Olwagen

Courtesy of: Jordan RespicioComedy | Gay | Queer | South Africa | Unclassified 18+ | 120 MINS | South Africa | 2018

Synopsis

Set in 1985 against the backdrop of apartheid in South Africa and taking its musical cues (and fashion) from British New Wave music and Culture Club, this heartfelt drama follows Johan, a shy ‘small town boy’ who finds himself drafted into the military. In this harsh, macho environment he finds an oasis in the Defense Force Church Choir, the Canaries. Through this group of motley men he discovers camaraderie, the liberating freedom of music and eventually love, questioning everything he thought he knew about himself.
This rousing and moving film will have you reaching for your 80s playlist and dancing down the aisles.

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