The Wound’ slammed in SA but praised abroad, for it's accurate depiction of Xhosa rites. Picture: A scene from the film.

Local celebrities attended the much-anticipated private pre-screening of the award-winning film 'Inxeba (The Wound)' on Wednesday night.

The screening was held at the Killarney CineCentre in Johannesburg and was attended by local celebrities, including Zodwa Wabantu, Skolopad, Kelly Khumalo, Zahara, Wendy and Bernard Parker, Thuso Mbedu, Makgotso M and Lasizwe, among others.

While the film, which focuses an on the exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid the Xhosa rights of passage into manhood, received high praises from celebrities, cultural activists have forged forward with their preparations to block and disrupt screenings of the controversial Inxeba (The Wound) which opens in cinemas countrywide on Friday.

READ: SA's Inxeba (The Wound) misses Oscar Award nomination

Controversial entertainers Skolopad and Zodwa Wabantu shared their thoughts on the films with both saying that they liked the film. 

However, both halfway through their videos, it seems they didn't fully grasp the intent of the film and how impactful it is with it queerness intersects with Xhosa culture. 

Other celebs that shared their opinions with Refilwe Modiselle and  Bontle Modiselle giving more insight and encouraging everyone to watch the film.