Moffie

Moffie, the story of a young soldier who forms an erotic connection with another conscript during basic military training on the Angolan border in 1981, is both confronting and tender. Brutal scenes of boot camp, with its physical and psychological abuse, contrast with an elegantly understated portrayal of a teenager’s emerging feelings for a fellow conscript, a relationship conveyed with a light touch but tense with the possibility of detection. Homosexuality was illegal in apartheid South Africa; those caught would be sent to a psychiatric ward. Despite some disturbing moments, viewers will be compelled by Moffie’s powerful storytelling.

Screening

Cinema Sun 22 May

Director

Oliver Hermanus

Cast

Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers, Matthew Vey

Producers

Eric Abraham, Jack Sidey

Cinematographer

Jamie Ramsay

“A Brutal but Radiant Queer War Film From South Africa”

Variety – Guy Lodge

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