Sew the Winter to My Skin (2018)



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A rousing, action-adventure-epic set in early 1950's rural South Africa, chronicling the captivating chase and suspenseful capture of the native outlaw, John Kepe. This self-proclaimed "Samson of the Boschberg" inevitably became a political threat to the very fabric of the ruling colonial society


Critic Reviews for Sew the Winter to My Skin

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

While the project of infusing a local legend with grandly cinematic, mythic status is a worthy one, the film can't quite get out of its own way, and the result is incoherently at odds with itself...

Oct 6, 2018 | Full Review…
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Qubeka's largely wordless, diffuse, time-scrambled narrative feels willfully confusing at first, but it rewards patient viewers with its sensory riches and hypnotic rhythms.

Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…

It's in-your-face angry filmmaking that arises from decades-old wellsprings of injustice and pain. No dialogue? It's the unspoken language of tomorrow, for those who can understand it.

Oct 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Qubeka has turned the lack of dialogue into a salient message about reportage and has made an enthralling edge-of-the-seat thriller while he was at it.

Oct 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Qubeka displays instincts for both political allusion and big-screen entertainment.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Meaningful and often a tad restrained, Qubeka presents Kepe as the subject of a meditative western, a fitting package for a man pursued through a wild frontier by white colonialists.

Sep 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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