A black-comedy disguised as a social satire which is also disguised as a magical realist take-down of superstition and gender roles, Rungano Nyoni’s “I am Not a Witch” is both amusing and tragic, funny and sad, playful & incredibly important. A rare, bold and extravagant debut film which sets Rungano Nyoni apart from other contemporary film-makers based on her incredible visual style alone.
Here's my haiku about Taika Waititi's film:
It's called 'The Haiku by a guy who used to be fat.'
Ricky Baker and uncle hec,
Get themselves broken and chased.
They sing, dance, sleep and hunt,
Coz that's how they grow up and stint.
Witty, sharp and bittersweet,
This is some awesome gangsta shit.
1)Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.
2) a poem in English written in the form of a haiku.