The Wound

The Wound 15

Director: John Trengove
Cast: Bongile Mantsai, Nakhane Touré

Country: South Africa
Year: 2017
Duration 88m
With English Subtitles
Xolani, a lonely factory worker, joins the men of his community at a camp in the mountains of South Africa's Eastern Cape to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood with an annual Xhosa ritual. When a defiant young initiate from the city casts suspicion on Xolani's sexuality, his entire existence begins to unravel. A dark, stirring and visually breathtaking variation on the coming-of-age narrative. THE WOUND will be released in the UK in April 2018.

"A powerful exploration of masculinity and unspoken queer desire." - BFI

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