Francois van Heerden is a white, Afrikaans-speaking family man in his mid-40s. Francois has become devoid of any care or concern for his own measure of happiness, and so convinced of his ill-fated existence, that he is wholly unprepared when a chance encounter with another man unravels his clean and precisely controlled life. A raw, honest and highly acclaimed International gay thriller, Beauty was awarded the Queer Palm Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and went on to become South Africa's official submission to the 84th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. This one is not to be missed.
Reasons to Buy
- Beauty (a.k.a. Skoonheid) won the Queer Palm Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
- This film was also South Africa's official submission to the 2012 Academy Awards.
- Writer/director Oliver Hermanus and star Deon Lotz have received much acclaim for their work on this film in Europe. We're glad to finally give American audiences a chance to see it!