Posted Monday 21 Jun 2021
Don't miss this very special WIFT NZ preview screening - before the official premiere!
Written by Sophie Henderson (Baby Done, Human Traces), produced by Emma Slade (Rage, Come To Daddy, The Changeover), and directed by Gaysorn Thavat, The Justice of Bunny King is a gritty tale of triumph over adversity about women fighting their way back from the bottom of society.
Bunny King (Essie Davis) is a mother of two, a woman best described as a rough diamond with a sketchy past. Attempting to leave this past behind, she works intersections as a squeegee bandit using her quick wit to charm money from motorists. However, Bunny finds her frustrations difficult to contain, leading her to clash with the public and police.
Bunny is only able to see her children during supervised meetings. Convinced that everything will fall into place if they can all be together as a family, she continually makes reckless promises she can’t keep and then a spur-of-the-moment decision with huge consequences … Click here to watch the trailer
“Davis brings a rough-edged authenticity to this spirited portrait of a mother in crisis … the actor is as compellingly watchable as a car crash” – Screendaily.com
Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles before the screening and, afterwards, Newshub Entertainment Editor and Film Reviewer Kate Rodger will host WIFT NZ members Sophie and Emma onstage for a discussion about making the film.
Let’s celebrate the work of the many hugely talented WIFT NZ members who worked so hard on The Justice of Bunny King!
Date: Monday 26 Jul 2021
Location: Capitol Cinema, 610 Dominion Rd, Balmoral, Auckland
Time: 6pm drinks, screening starts at 6.30pm sharp