RainbowQC Competition


Edition: QCinema 2018
Country:   South Africa
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama
TRT: 88m
Rating: R16


Xolani, a lonely warehouse worker in his mid-30s returns every year to a remote rural community in South Africa for the annual rite of passage for young male teens to symbolize their move into adulthood. Xolani, having undergone the same ritual in his teens, serves as one of the caregivers to one of the new boys. However, his interest in the ritual is halfhearted. What brings him back is the opportunity to reestablish his sexual relationship with childhood friend and fellow caregiver, Vija, who now has a family and projects a hyper-masculine personality.

John Trengove
John Trengove, Thando Mgqolozana, Malusi Bengu
Director of Photography
Paul Ozgur
Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay
Jury Award winner at the 2017 World Cinema Amsterdam
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John Trengove

John Trengove is an award-winning director with a Masters degree in filmmaking from New York University. His career spans theatre, television drama, documentary, commercials, short film and experimental video. His critically acclaimed mini-series Hopeville received the Swiss Rose d'Or for best drama and was nominated for an International Emmy in 2010. His short iBhokhwe competed in the 2014 Berlinale.

Screening Schedule

  • 10/22 Mon
    8:30p Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8
  • 10/28 Sun
    6:30p Gateway Cineplex 7
  • 10/29 Mon
    6:30p TriNoma Cinema 4

Co-presented by

Film Development Council of the Philippines

Schedule subject to change, please check with the cinemas on the day of screening. Full schedule here.

The QCinema International Film Festival 2018 will be held on October 21-30, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines.