Sew the Winter to My Skin

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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

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Critic Reviews for Sew the Winter to My Skin

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  • 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…

    Jessica Kiang

    Variety
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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…
  • These are very exciting times in what I now firmly believe is the healthiest branch of South African art.

    Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Overall, it was an enjoyable experience, one that I would encourage other people to watch too.

    Feb 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • While Qubeka's visual aesthetic is strong...Sew the Winter to my Skin never feels as impactful as the man whose myth it is telling.

    Dec 16, 2018 | Rating: D+ | 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…

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