CHOSEN BY JOHN TRENGOVE
Skoonheid (Beauty) by Oliver Hermanus was a big turning point for me. It showed me what kind of films we could (and should) be making in South Africa. It completely changed my way of thinking about what I wanted to do. My first film, The Wound, would not exist if it wasn't for Skoonheid.
ABOUT JOHN TRENGOVE
John Trengove co-wrote and directed The Wound, shortlisted for the Best Foreign Film Oscar in 2018. The Wound has won 20 international awards, including Best First Feature at London; Best Actor (Nakhane Toure) at Palm Springs; The Black Reel Award for Outstanding Foreign Film; Best Feature Film at Carthage; and Best South African Director and Best Actor (Nakhane Toure) at Durban. Trengove also directed the iEmmy-nominated series, Hopeville, and recently signed to CAA.
:: Queer Palm, Cannes, 2011
:: Best South African Film, Durban, 2011
:: Special Mention: Deon Lotz, Zurich, 2011
:: Best Actor: Deon Lotz, SAFTAs, 2012
:: Best Director: Oliver Hermanus, SAFTAs, 2012
:: Director: Oliver Hermanus
:: Writers: Didier Costet & Oliver Hermanus
:: Editor: George Hanmer
:: Cinematographer: Jamie Ramsay
:: Music: Ben Ludik
:: Production design: Franz Lewis
:: Costume design: Reza Levy
:: Deon Lotz (Francois)
:: Charlie Keegan (Christian)
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