The Wound (15)

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.

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