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Lo­cal drama. This crit­i­cally ac­claimed yet con­tro­ver­sial Xhosa-lan­guage film has been the fo­cus of con­ver­sa­tions through­out South Africa for months.

Kwanda (Niza Jay Ncoyini) and other teenage boys are ini­ti­ated in the moun­tains of the Eastern Cape as a con­duit from boy­hood to man­hood. But it isn’t just Kwanda who’s asked to come to terms with his iden­tity, it’s also his care­giver, Xolani (Nakhane Touré).

Vis­ually breath­tak­ing with a rivet­ing story, Inxeba is a piece of art. It’s not for every­one but forces view­ers to grap­ple with the com­plex re­la­tion­ship be­tween tra­di­tion and moder­nity and in­vites dis­cus­sions about cul­ture, sex­u­al­ity and iden­tity. – FRANCO HAVENGA 2017. 85 MIN. 18DLNPSV. ALSO ON DVD.


Ac­tion. As Aqua­man, Ja­son Mo­moa may be a su­per­hero worth drool­ing over but his turn as Joe Braven, a hard­ened lum­ber­jack, isn’t as ap­peal­ing.

Braven takes his fa­ther (Avatar’s Stephen Lang) to their fam­ily cabin for some peace and quiet but his daugh­ter (Sasha Rosoff) stows away to join them. Shortly after set­tling in Braven re­alises some­one’s stashed co­caine in his house – and all hell breaks loose when they come to col­lect it.

Though Braven is fast-paced and ac­tion-packed, these qual­i­ties don’t quite make up for a medi­ocre plot and di­rec­tion by stunt­man Lin Oed­ing.

A TV movie on steroids (but the fake kind). – CHEZ POOL 2018. 90 MIN. 16LV. ALSO OUT ON DVD.

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