2016

South Africa - France - Germany - Austria

88min - DCP - Scope - Color - Drama

Original language: Xhosa

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Cast

Nakhane Touré

Bongile Mantsai

Niza Jay Ncoyini

Credits

Director: John Trengove

Script: John Trengove, Thando Mgoolozana, Malusi Bengu

Image: Paul Ozgur

Editing: Matthew Swanepoel

Music: Joao Orecchia

Producers: Elias Ribeiro, Cait Pansegrouw (URUCU MEDIA, South Africa)

Co-producers: Michael Eckelt (RIVA FILMPRODUKTION), Claudia Tronnier (DAS KLEINE FERNSEHSPIEL), Olaf Grunert (ARTE/ZDF), Trent (OAK MOTION PICTURES), Batana Vundla (COOL TAKE PICTURES), Marie Dubas (DEUXIEME LIGNE FILMS),

Eric Lagesse (SAMPEK PRODUCTION), Björn Koll (EDITION SALZGEBER), Bianca Isaac (FIGJAM ENTERTAINMENT)

Festivals & Awards

AWARDS

MOOV Intl Film Festival Belgium 2017

Special Mention

 

Sarasota Film Festival 2017

Best Film award

 

Sydney Film Festival 2017

Audience Award

 

Torino LGBTQI Film Festival 2017

Best film Award

 

Valencia Cinema Jove Film Festival, Spain 2017

Best Actor (Nakhane Touré)

Best Movies Award

 

Taipei Intl Film Festival 2017

Grand Prize

 

Festivals 2017

SUNDANCE 2017 – World cinema competition

BERLINALE 2017 – Panorama opening film

New Directors / New Films USA

Mooov Film Festival, Belgium – Official Competition

Netia Off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema, Poland – Official Competition

Sydney Intl Film Festival

TLV GLBT Film Festival Opening Film

32° Torino LGBTQI Film Festival, Italy – Official Competition

Valencia cinema Jove, Spain – Official Competition

Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan – Official Competition

NZ Intl Film Festival

Internacional Film Festival Santander –Fics, Colombia

Melbourne Intl Film Festival

World Cinema Amsterdam

Faroe Islands Int'l Minority Film Festival

Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Helsinki Intl Film Festival

Queer Porto

CPH PIX

61st BFI London Film Festival

Mumbai Film Festival

Cinemafrica Bologna, Italy

THE WOUND

a film by :John Trengove

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, joins the men of his community in the mountains of the Eastern Cape to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When a defiant initiate from the city discovers his best kept secret, Xolani's entire existence begins to unravel.

French Synopsis :

Afrique du sud, montagnes du Cap Oriental. Comme tous les ans, Xolani, ouvrier solitaire, participe avec d’autres hommes de sa communauté aux cérémonies rituelles d’initiation d’une dizaine d’adolescents. L’un deux, venu de Johannesburg, découvre un secret précieusement gardé… Toute l’existence de Xolani menace alors de basculer.

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