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Wound, The (15)


South African drama in which tensions rise between a group of men during a tribal initiation ceremony.

The critical consensus

Ambitious, generous spirited South African feature that strays into melodrama.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, The List, 23/04/2018

Director John Trengove handles complex subject matter in a sensitive and insightful way.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 25/04/2018

John Trengove’s boldly transgressive film tells the story of a city kid’s traditional initiation ritual and the secret gay sexuality of his mentors in a mountain retreat.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 26/04/2018

A jarring conclusion sours what would an otherwise superb offering.

****(*)Joe Boden, Little White Lies, 26/04/2018

A tribal coming-of-age ritual is the setting for this tough but sensual gay romance.

****(*)Simran Hans, The Observer, 29/04/2018

Where and when?

Cameo, Edinburgh on Tuesday May 1, 2018. More info:

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday May 18, 2018, until Monday May 21, 2018. More info:

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