Competition: Win Oliver Hermanus’ ‘Beauty’ on DVD *closed*

Following strong reviews on its cinematic run earlier this year, Oliver Hermanus’ heartbreaking Beauty (Skoonheid, 2011) makes its way onto DVD this Monday (8 October), courtesy of our Screen Award-winning friends at Peccadillo Pictures. To celebrate this release, we’ve kindly been given THREE DVD copies of the film to give away to our valued readership. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

François (Deon Lotz) lives a controlled, well-managed life in Bloemfontein. Father of two daughters and a devoted husband, he is wholly unprepared when a chance encounter unravels his clean and ordered existence. 23-year-old Christian (Charlie Keegan) is the son of a long lost friend. By all accounts he is the personification of a handsome young man in the prime of his life.

François is so disarmed by the young man that it instantly ignites within him an all consuming infatuation and misplaced lust. Despite his careful concealed disgust for himself, François pours out the lost emotions he has despised all his life in what becomes a desperate attempt at taking from the world that which he has always secretly wanted: happiness.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE DVD copies of Oliver Hermanus’ hugely affecting Beauty (Skoonheid), just answer the following simple question:

Oliver Hermanus’ Beauty was the official entry for the 84th Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film Oscar from which country?

a) Belgium
b) The Netherlands
c) South Africa

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Beauty’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Beauty (Skoonheid) is available to own on DVD from Monday 8 October, 2012, courtesy of Peccadillo Pictures, and can be purchased from Amazon and Play.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 11 October, 2012.

Daniel Green

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
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• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.