The Wound / Inxeba |FilmBath
The Wound / Inxeba presented by FilmBath.
In South Africa, Xhosa teenagers mark the transition into manhood with ritual group circumcision; they remain in a closed group away from the world until the wound heals. Xolani (Nakhane Touré) returns to the ceremony every year, ostensibly to supervise the initiates – but more importantly, it is the only time he spends with his secret lover. In the prison-like, hypermasculine atmosphere, homosexuality is highly taboo. Xolani’s initiate, the feisty, streetwise Kwanda (Niza Jay Ncoyini), rebels against the elders and, it emerges, is also gay. The Wound is ‘a beautifully hewn, brave piece of filmmaking that asks difficult, searching questions that will haunt you long after the credits roll’ – Empire.