Directed by John Trengove
Niza Jay Ncoyini
Writers John Trengove, Thando Mgqolozana and Malusi Bengu
Produced by Elias Ribeiro and Cait Pansegrouw
Shortlisted for the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film!
Brimming with sex and violence, The Wound is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa’s Xhosa culture. Every year, the tribe’s young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (played by openly gay musician Nakhane Touré), is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg sent by his father to be toughened up, through this rite of passage into manhood. As Kwanda defiantly negotiates his queer identity within this masculine environment, he quickly recognizes the nature of Xolani’s relationship with fellow guide Vija. The three men commence a dangerous dance with each other and their own desires and, soon, the threat of exposure elevates the tension to breaking point. The Wound had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, was the opening night selection of Berlinale Panorama, and won Outstanding First Feature at Frameline in San Francisco.
"A milestone in South African cinema.”
"Takes real chances. Strong performances are fueled by the wild beauty of the rural setting."
Outstanding First Feature – Frameline San Francisco LGBT Film Festival
Best International Narrative Feature – Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
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|Art Theatre||Champaign||IL||1518757200February 16 - February 22, 2018|
|Gene Siskel Film Center||Chicago||IL||1518757200February 16 - February 22, 2018|
|Palm Springs International Film Festival||Palm Springs||CA||1514869200January 2 - January 15, 2018|
|International Cinema @ Eckerd College||St. Petersburg||FL||1510462800November 12, 2017|
|Virginia Film Festival||Charlottesville||VA||1510203600November 9 - November 12, 2017|
|Cinema St. Louis/St. Louis International Film Festival||St. Louis||MO||1509595200November 2 - November 12, 2017|
|Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival||Milwaukee||WI||1509595200November 2 - November 12, 2017|
|Film Columbia||Chatham||NY||1508731200October 23, 2017|
|Vermont International Film Festival||Burlington||VT||1508472000October 20 - October 29, 2017|
|Philadelphia Film Festival||Philadelphia||PA||1508385600October 19 - October 29, 2017|
|Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film festival||Tampa||FL||1507262400October 6 - October 14, 2017|
|University of Notre Dame (DeBartolo Performing Arts Center)||Notre Dame||IN||1507262400October 6, 2017|
|Cleveland Cinematheque||Cleveland||OH||1506830400October 1, 2017|
|Vancouver Int'l Film Festival||Vancouver||BC||1506571200September 28 - October 13, 2017|
|Out on Film - Atlanta||Atlanta||GA||1506571200September 28 - October 8, 2017|
|Queer City Cinema||Regina||SK||1505966400September 21 - September 27, 2017|
|Media Arts Center San Diego / Digital Gym||San Diego||CA||1505448000September 15 - September 21, 2017|
|Laemmle Royal Theatre||Los Angeles||CA||1504843200September 8 - September 14, 2017|
|Film Forum||New York||NY||1502856000August 16 - August 29, 2017|
|Film Society of Little Rock||Little Rock||AR||1502424000August 11 - August 17, 2017|
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