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‘The Wound’ is South Africa’s pick for the Oscars

Critically acclaimed South African film ‘The Wound’ is South Africa’s submission for the foreign-language category for the Oscars. The movie was selected by the National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) last week.

Directed by John Trengove and starring Nakhane, the film explores masculinity and sexuality in a traditional South African setting.

‘The Wound’ screened at the Durban International Film Festival in July and lead actor Nakhane won the award for Best actor while the film’s director John Trengove picked up the directing award.

South Africa won a foreign-language Oscars in 2006 with Gavin Hood’s Tsotsi. Trengove hopes the film’s Oscar submission “would encourage other local filmmakers to take bigger risks and express something of our uniquely South African experience.”

Watch the trailer below

 

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