Skoonheid, the first Afrikaans film to be selected for the Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard, has been awarded with the Queer Palm, an unofficial award for a film that contributes to lesbian, gay, bi or transgender issues.
The film, directed by South African Oliver Hermanus, was screened in the Un Certain Regard category of the Cannes Film Festival. It is a character study of a middle-aged married man (Deon Lotz) whose life starts falling apart when he becomes obsessed with the son of a family friend.
The Queer Palm was launched in 2010 and is selected by a jury lead by French journalist Elisabeth Quin.
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter and News24)