Fifth about The Seventh

The Wound (Inxeba)

The Wound: the greatest asset of John Trengove’s film is a story that opens up a window to a different culture and one of its traditions. It is, however, a hard film, which is appropriate to the subject matter; it’s also a mostly sad experience, for all the implications it carries. The central characters are interesting in their roundness, well acted by the cast; Nakhane Touré, in particular, projects efficiently the quiet sadness but also inner strength that define his character. The film as a ponderous pace, necessary to let the story to take root. The choice by Trengove and cinematographer Paul Ozgur of using a cinéma vérité style camera (enhanced by the naturalistic lighting) makes sense aesthetically, but its shakiness is at times distracting.

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