Bunny & The Bull - Preview & competition
Preview by Jack Foley
FROM the director of The Mighty Boosh (Paul King), Bunny & The Bull is a debut road movie that takes place entirely inside a flat!
Featuring stunning animated and handcrafted sets firmly placing it in the surrealist genre alongside Gondry and Gilliam, Bunny & The Bull is the story of neurotic Stephen Turnbull, reliving the fateful journey he too with lothario best friend Bunny the summer before.
Taking in alcoholic matadors, demented dog-loving tramps (Boosh regulars Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt) and a superstitious waitress, they traverse Europe in a buddy movie with a dark and twisted edge.
Commenting on the inspiration behind his movie, director King said: “I sort of started with those Martin Parr postcards and I was really interested in old holiday snaps and how you remember things that you don’t even necessarily remember from your childhood. You go: “I remember that room and that toy…” When actually, you remember the picture of it. So, kind of that idea that people dream in black and white, which I don’t actually believe. I wanted to set a film in boring postcards because you see all those road movies and there’s always the sunset and the ocean and kids on a bike making love in the sand. It’s all very Hollywood-ized.
“Our holidays aren’t like that… or at least mine aren’t. Mine are shit! It’s much more boring postcards and getting stuck in a left luggage locker room overnight. I was then pointed in the direction of this guy called Xavier de Maistre, who was like this philosopher who was stuck in prison in the 18th-19th Century who tried to write a guidebook to his room called Voyage Around My Room. It’s basically the idea that you don’t need to go to Tibet for spiritual enlightenment… you can find it standing on your sofa instead of a mountain.”
Win Bunny & The Bull on DVD
To celebrate the release of Bunny & The Bull on DVD on March 29, 2010, IndieLondon has teamed up with Optimum Home Entertainment to offer readers the chance to win 1 of 5 copies. Simply answer the following question…
Q. Who directs Bunny & The Bull?
Simply send the answer to Bunny Bull DVD competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email
Running time: 101mins
UK DVD and Blu-ray Release: March 29, 2010
- Buy it on DVD (Amazon)
- Buy it on Blu-ray (Amazon)
- Read the review
- Paul King interview
- Edward Hogg and Simon Farnaby interview