Monday 29th October
Not many films break through from Africa into UK cinemas. The strength of this film is the reason it has gained the acclaim it has. ‘X’ is a young factory worker who is assigned to support a westernised city-boy who is enduring his Xhosa tribe’s highly ritualised circumcision ceremony. X’s annual return to the remote mountain camp allows for a secret relationship with a fellow carer. A tense triangle develops and the film contrasts conservative African traditions with long established taboos.