Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Skoonheid first Afrikaans film at Cannes
I thought I'd have a peek at Skoonheid (Beauty) as its the first Afrikaans film to be selected for Cannes and has just won the unofficial Queer Palm, an award which recognises films for their gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender themes.
Apparently the jury was' blown-away', the words, 'disturbing, radical and real cinema' were used. Its directed by South African Oliver Hermanus.
Did a bit of googling and the gist is ..... an Afrikaans husband and father from Bloemfontein who has to deal with his emerging attraction to a young man.
After watching this very disquieting trailer, I'm very eager to see it as well.