South African film Inxeba (The Wound) has been shortlisted for a foreign language Oscar award. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named the nine finalists in that category ahead of the nominees announcement next month.
Inxeba follows the journey of young gay men who battle with their identity during the traditional initiation rite of passage.
It stars local singer and author Nakhane Toure as the lead character.
A total of 92 films had been submitted for consideration.