Films in the Xhosa language
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Certification15 Our Rating

Every year, the Xhosa tribe's young men are brought to the mountains of the Eastern Cape, South Africa to participate in an ancient coming-of-age ritual. Xolani, a quiet and sensitive factory worker (played by musician Nakhane Touré), is assigned to guide Kwanda, a city boy from Johannesburg sent by his father to be toughened up, through this rite of passage into manhood. As Kwanda defiantly negotiates his queer identity within this masculine environment, he q find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating
Based on Bizet's classic work but relocated to a South African township, U-Carmen is a hugely original piece of film making from director Mark Dornford-May. The film is sung and spoken in Xhosa, and features a truly outstanding performance from Pauline Malefane in the title role. The film won the Golden Bear at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival. find out more...