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Oliver Hermanus' Skoonheid / Beauty Wins Queer Palm: Cannes Awards

21 May 2011 10:52 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Deon Lotz, Charlie Keegan, Skoonheid / Beauty Oliver Hermanus' South African drama Skoonheid / Beauty, reportedly the first Afrikaans-language film to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival, won the Queer Palm, given to the best Cannes film dealing with what some like to call "queer" — i.e., gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender — issues. Skoonheid was presented in the Un Certain Regard sidebar. In the film, a married, middle-aged South African man (Deon Lotz) is forced to confront his latent homosexuality after he becomes obsessed with the 23-year-old son (Charlie Keegan) of a friend. Come to think of it, let me rephrase that: [...] »

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