Dir: John Trengove

Scr: Malusi Bengu, Thando Mgqolozana, John Trengove

Cast: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay Ncoyini

South Africa | 2017 | 88’ | drama, romance, thriller

V. O. Xhosa, Afrikaans & English with Spanish subtitles

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Xolani, a lonely factory worker, has been specially requested by an old family friend to act as the caregiver in the next community Ukwaluka ritual, a traditional initiation into manhood by the Xhosa people of South Africa. When a defiant initiate discovers his best kept secret, Xolani’s entire existence begins to unravel.

FESTIVALS: Berlinale 67-Panorama (Opening film), Sundance 2017, Frameline 2017 (Best First Feature Film), L.A. Outfest 2017 (Best Feature Film), Torino LGBTQI (Best Feature Film), Taipei Film Festival (Best Feature Film), CPH:PIX Copenhague, Queer Porto, 61 BFI London, Cinema Jove (Best Actor), Lesgaicinemad, Fancinegay…