John Trengrove’s Inxeba, (known internationally as ‘The Wound’) has received much international acclaim. The film won the Best Film Award in the International New Talent Competition, at the Taipei Film Festival, in Taiwan. The festival ran from 29 June to 15 July and screened 160 films from more than 40 countries.
This is its latest in a string of international awards for the film. At Cinema Jove, the Valencia International Film Festival, held in Spain from 23 June to 1 July, Inxeba was awarded the Luna de Valencia for Best Feature Film, as well as the Best Actor Award for Nakhane Touré.
At the Sydney Film Festival, held from 7 to 18 June, Inxeba won the Audience Award for Best Feature and at the 41st Frameline, San Francisco’s international film festival, held from 15 to 25 June Inxeba won the First Feature Award. Shortly before that, it was awarded the prize for Best Feature Film at the 32nd Lovers Film Festival, an LGBTQI festival held in Turin, Italy from 15 to 20 June.
In April, the film received the Jury Prize for Best Narrative at the 19th annual Sarasota Film Festival in Florida. Inxeba also premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and later opened Berlinale Panorama.
The film was shown to South African audiences for the first time this past week (13 – 23 July), at the Durban International Film Festival where it won Best Director and Best Actor.