Date(s) - 24/04/2018
22:00 - 23:30
Greek Film Archive - Screen Room 1
Tuesday 24 April
Room 1, 22:00 – 23:30
In Eastern Cape, South Africa, Xolani travels to a remote mountain where young men live completely isolated from women, in order to initiate to the masculine values of their culture. His purpose is to assist in a Xhosa-circumcision, a ritual for making boys into men. In the midst of a harsh and aggressive environment Xolani finds a friend in Kwanda, who quickly discovers Xolani’s carefully concealed secret: He is in love with a man. The tension builds through Kwanda’s increasing doubts of the patriarchal frameworks of the manhood rituals, and Xolani’s unbearable inner conflict, being pulled between the strong traditional values of the society around him and the acceptance of his own sexual identity. The film has gathered 15 nominations and 20 awards in one year, in festivals including African-American Film Critics Association, Berlin International Film Festival, Black Reel Awards, Valencia International Film Festival, Frameline San Francisco International L.A. Outfest, London Film Festival, Sundance, Sydney Film Festival, and more.
London Film Festival 2017: Sutherland Award
Sydney Film Festival 2017: Audience Award
Learn more about the movie HERE.