It is certainly one of the finest works to have emerged from this part of the world.
And on Friday, the award-winning South African film The Wound was announced as one of nine international films that have been shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the upcoming 90th Annual Oscar Awards.
The John Trengove directed film explores traditional African masculinity and sexuality through the story of two men who develop a romantic bond while at a Xhosa initiation ritual.
The nine films were selected from a list of no less than 92 titles that were submitted for the prestigious award.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the shortlisted nine films will now screen for committees in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The committees will then vote for their film of choice, with the final cut to nominees to be announced on the 23rd of January, 2018.
Chile, A Fantastic Woman, Sebastián Lelio, director
Germany, In the Fade, Fatih Akin, director
Hungary, On Body and Soul, Ildikó Enyedi, director
Israel, Foxtrot, Samuel Maoz, director
Lebanon, The Insult, Ziad Doueiri, director
Russia, Loveless, Andrey Zvyagintsev, director
Senegal, Félicité, Alain Gomis, director
South Africa, The Wound, John Trengove, director
Sweden, The Square, Ruben Östlund, director
The event will be taking place on March 4th, 2018.