Cape Town - The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announced on Friday that the feature film, Sew the Winter to My Skin, has been nominated as South Africa's official selection to the 91st Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) in the category for Best Foreign Language Film Award.
Jahmil X.T Qubeka’s adventure film wowed audiences at Cannes L’Atelier 2017, and had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.
It will be the opening film at the Cape Town International Film Festival in October. (Read more here)
Set in South Africa's rural Great-Karoo region in the 1950s, the film chronicles the exploits of the outlaw John Kepe and the various individuals his escapades affected.
This Robin-hood-esque figure would steal primarily livestock from the white settler farmers for over a decade.
Led by the hardliner General Botha, a mammoth manhunt ensued in the mountain where Kepe was rumoured to occupy a Noah's Ark like cave.