Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:30
Produced by Urucu Media, directed by John Trengove and co-written by Trengove, Thando Mgqolozana and Malusi Bengu, The Wound
stars multi-talented musician and novelist, Nakhane Tourι in his acting debut, with Bongile Mantsai and Niza Jay Ncoyini.
The film tells the story Xolani, a lonely Xhosa factory worker who 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.
is a co-production between South Africa, Germany, The Netherlands and France, and was shot on location in the northern region of South Africa. The film was developed with the assistance of The Hubert Bals Fund and ARTE International Prize. The Department of Trade and Industry and The National Film and Video Foundation, as well as The World Cinema Fund supported the production and the film pre-sold to broadcasters ARTE France and ZDF in Germany. The films intended release in South Africa is July 2017.
The Wound Promo from Urucu Media on Vimeo.