Dan Callahan

Critic

USA

Critic Dan Callahan has written for New York, Sight & Sound, Film Comment, Time Out New York, Film International, and other publications. He is the author of the books Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman and Vanessa: The Life and Times of Vanessa Redgrave.

Inxeba (The Wound)

Date: 14 Jul 2017 Category: TV/Film
10.0 Rating
“The Wound” is a conscientious first feature from South African director John Trengove that is based around a male initiation ritual in the Xhosa culture called “ukwaluka,” which begins with circumcision and then moves on to an endurance test in the wilderness. This movie sensitively attempts to tell a story that becomes a kind of love triangle set against a milieu that will be unfamiliar to most Western viewers. The first image in “ ...