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 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.
8:30p Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8
6:30p Gateway Cineplex 7
6:30p TriNoma Cinema 4
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.