Cook Off

Tomas L. Brickhill

After Anesu gets pregnant by a classmate, she leaves school to look after the child. As a young single mother she continues to live at home, where she is subject to her mother’s withering looks. Her future looks dark and she thinks she’s blown it. However, cooking is her great passion. Anesu’s son and her best friend secretly decide to sign her up for a cooking contest. That seems like a great plan until she is out of the contest and has thrown away her future.

Cook Off is a romantic comedy set in contemporary, middle-class Harare where people struggle with love and ambition, women have natural hair styles and everyone watches universally recognisable cooking shows. Warm, family film that provides a quotidian impression of Zimbabwe right before President Mugabe was peacefully deposed. Featuring Zimbabwean stars including Tendaiishe Chitima, Michael Kudakwashe, singer Tehn Diamond and poet Chirikure Chirikure.

Screenings

  • Cinerama 2
    No subtitles
    Sun 28 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 3
    No subtitles
    Mon 29 Jan Buy
  • KINO 1
    No subtitles
    Wed 31 Jan Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Tomas L. Brickhill
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Zimbabwe
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
115’
Language
English
Producer
Joe Njagu
Production Company
Mufambanidzo Film Company
Sales
Mufambanidzo Film Company
Writer
Tomas L. Brickhill
Cinematography
Sebastian lallemant
Editor
Colt Wentworth
Production Design
Josh Changa
Sound Design
Tomas L. Brickhill
Cast
Tendaiishe Chitima, Tendai Nguni aka Tehn Diamond, Jessesi Mungoshi