NOW ON NETFLIX: THE WOUND, Kaleidoscope 2017 Award Winner + 9 More Kaleidoscope Official Selections
THE WOUND, Winner of Best Feature Film (International Narrative) Award at Kaleidoscope 2017, Now Streaming on Netflix
8 More Kaleidoscope Official Selections Streaming on Netflix
After premiering at SUNDANCE in 2017, along with winning Best Feature Film (International Narrative) at KALEIDOSCOPE, THE WOUND went on to win Outstanding First Feature at FRAMELINE, Outstanding International Narrative Feature at OUTFEST, Best First Feature at LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, and many other awards at film festivals around the world.
The Wound made several "best-of" 2017 lists, was one of 8 films short-listed for the Oscars Best Foreign Language category, and was recently nominated for 8 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs); Best Picture; Best Director (John Trengrove), Best Actor (Nakhane Mahlakahlaka), Best Supporting Actor (Bongile Mantsai & Niza Ncoyini), Best Screenplay; Best Editing, and Best Costume Design.
In John Trengove’s thrilling debut, the openly gay South African singer Nakhane Touré gives a remarkable performance as Xolani, a youth leader in an annual circumcision rite. Between afternoon trysts with his closeted lover, Xolani promotes his culture’s conservative idea of manhood. But his complacency is shaken when a wealthy teenager dares to question the age-old ritual, pushing him to reject tradition and follow his heart. ~ Mark Thiedeman, Kaleidoscope Artistic Director