Xolani, a lonely factory worker, 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.
“Universally identifiable but rooted in fascinating indigenous tradition, “The Wound” should bleed deeply into the international festival circuit.” Variety
“John Trengove’s first feature takes real chances, delivering a troubling portrait of the collision between communal and personal identity.” Hollywood Reporter
- John Trengove
- Elias Ribiero / Cait Panesgrouw
- Paul Ozgur