6.8/10 (IMDB)

Moffie

1h 44m Drama | Romance
Moffie
Moffie

About

The year is 1981 and South Africa's white minority government is embroiled in a conflict on the southern Angolan border. Like all white boys over the age of 16, Nicholas Van der Swart must complete two years of compulsory military service to defend the apartheid regime. The threat of communism and "die swart gevaar" (the so-called black danger) is at an all-time high. But that's not the only danger Nicholas faces. He must survive the brutality of the army -- something that becomes even more difficult when a connection is sparked between him and a fellow recruit.

Director

Oliver Hermanus

Cast

Kai Luke Brummer, Barbara-Marié Immelman, Michael Kirch, Remano De Beer

Rating

Not Rated

Year

2021

Country

South Africa, UK

Language

Afrikaans, English

Show Times


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "It does such a thought-through, empathetic, and powerful job of exploring homophobia as part of a root-and-branch mentality in South Africa's white patriarchal psyche."
    - Daily Telegraph (UK)
  • "Both a shiver-delicate exploration of unspoken desire and a scarringly brilliant anatomy of white South African masculinity."
    - Variety
  • "(Filmmaker) Hermanus's film manages an unflinching portrait of a society in spasm; paranoid and brutish and largely screaming at itself."
    - The Guardian

Awards

  • Dublin Int'l Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki Film Festival

Festivals

  • Venice Film Festival
  • Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival
  • Seoul Int'l Pride Film Festival
  • Curzon Home Virtual Cinema
  • Films from the South Festival
  • Humen Film Festival
  • Florida Film Festival
  • Atl√†ntida Film Fest
  • Glasgow Film Festival
  • Luxembourg City Film Festival
  • Spring Film Festival