'Inxeba' writer welcomes court decision to lift age restriction

Inxeba will return to cinema screens on Friday after an agreement to drop the X-18 rating on the film.

A screengrab depicting one of the scenes from the controversial local film, ‘Inxeba: The Wound’.

JOHANNESBURG – Writer and director of the movie Inxeba: The Wound, John Trengove, has welcomed the court's decision to overrule its age restriction reclassification, calling it a big victory for the film.

_Inxeba _will return to cinema screens on Friday after an agreement to drop the X-18 rating on the film.

The movie's producers went to court on Tuesday to challenge the decision by the Film and Publication Board Appeals Tribunal.

Trengove says the victory comes after a period of hardships.

“I think this was a big victory for the film and a big step forward. The rating was bizarre and the bewildering for all of us.”