Christiaan Olwagen’s 80’s musical drama, Kanarie (Canary), starring comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout has been extended to a sixth week at selected local cinemas due to popular demand.
The film, based on a true story, is set in 1985 South Africa at the height of Apartheid, which serves as the backdrop for an untold love-story and a journey to self-acceptance.
The movie’s distributor Filmfinity announced on Wedneday, 21 November that the movie will extend one more week at the following cinemas nationwide: Ster Kinekor Nouveau V&A Waterfront, Ster Kinekor Tygervalley centre, Ster Kinekor Somerset Mall, Ster Kinekor Nouveau Brooklyn Mall and Ster Kinekor Nouveau Rosebank Mall as well as the Labia theatre on Orange street, Cape Town.
Kanarie has also passed the R1.2m mark, which is seen as a benchmark for local South African commercial films.
“With Kanarie being more of an art-house, LGBT focused feature, we are extremely pleased with how the film performed at the local box office. We would like to encourage those who have not seen it to make an effort and see it on the big screen this weekend,” says Jaco Nothnagel, Head of Marketing and Associate Producer at Marche Media.