Canary (Kanarie)

Friday April 26th 2019, 6:45 pm

Regal Cinemas South Beach
1120 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Runtime: 120 mins

Language: English and Afrikaans with English Subtitles

Director: Christiaan Olwagen

Country: South Africa

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Gay, Musical

Set in 1985 South Africa against a backdrop of apartheid, religion, and war, Canary is a charming musical drama chronicling one teen’s struggle to find his voice. After being drafted, Johan joins the Canaries (the South African Defense Force Church Choir). He believes it will keep him out of fighting a war he is against, but he soon begins to see the role he plays in the oppression and injustice around him. The Canaries teach him that through hardship, camaraderie, first love, and the liberating freedom of music, his true self can be discovered.

Highlights

Honors -

Winner – Best Director - Valladolid International Film Festival
Winner – Audience Award for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Director - Toulouse Cinespaña (Toulouse, France)