Local film, Knuckle City, has been selected as South Africa’s official submission for the 2020 Oscars. This comes after the film opened the 40th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) in July where Bongile Mantsai won best actor for his role as the boxer.
Knuckle City is a crime-drama film which tells the story of an aging, womanising, professional boxer from the Eastern Cape and his career-criminal brother who take one last shot at success and get more than they’ve bargained for. It’s directed by Jahmil X.Y. Qubeka and stars Thembekile Komani, Siv Ngesi, Faniswa Yisa, Awethu Hleli, Nomhle Nkonyeni, Zolisa Xaluva, Owen Sejake and Angela Sithole.
Knuckle City opens in cinema in South Africa on 27 December 2019.
Local film Knuckle City selected for Oscars submission. Here’s a look at the tailer.