The road to the Oscars 2018 for two of South Africa’s films is heating up, with the limited release of the coming of age film, Inxeba The Wound and Akin Omotoso’s gripping true-life drama, Vaya.
Both films have won the hearts of international film critics, but without a local release, they cannot qualify for the 90th Academy Awards in the best foreign language film category early next year.
So to earn a possible Oscar spot, both films have decided to gamble with a limited release as their only hope to qualify.
Inxeba will screen for seven days at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg and at the V&A Waterfront Nouveau in Cape Town from tomorrow until next Thursday.
Vaya’s limited release begins in earnest tomorrow at Rosebank’s cinema Nouveau. SA has only tasted Oscar glory once when Tsotsi took the honours