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INXEBA: THE WOUND
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.