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Screening in March

Moffie

Oliver Hermanus

Because of the measures taken against the coronavirus the screenings until 15 March will be cancelled. More info about the definitive cancelling or moving them to new dates will follow soon. Contact your own theatre about the cancellation of your tickets.

 

When 18-year-old Nicholas joins the military in South Africa during the time of apartheid, he has to hide his homosexual orientation as the army’s macho culture is rife with homophobia. The vibrant cinematography sheds an intense light on Nicholas’ blossoming feelings. 

Just like his peers Nicholas is enrolled in the army, officially to fight against rising communism, but for the young conscripts the enemy has a different name: they have to protect the apartheid regime  from the ‘swart gevaar’. Ruthless African sergeant Brand mentally and physically prepares the recruits for the Border War with Angola.

‘Moffie’ is an African insult for gays and all men that do not fit into the picture of the strong, white South African. The word is casually used, yet it is hardly a secret that young men will have to carry the consequences of their acts if they are caught together. Nicholas is fully aware that in order to survive, he has to remain ‘invisible’.

 

Credits

Director
Oliver Hermanus
Genre
Fiction
Country
South Africa, United Kingdom
Year
2019
Spoken languages
Afrikaans, English
* Theatres with English subtitles

Theaters, dates and times (updated when more dates are announced)

Leiden
Mon 8 Mar at 19:00 in Kijkhuis*
Enschede
Mon 8 Mar at 19:30 in Concordia*
Amersfoort
Mon 8 Mar at 20:15 in De Lieve Vrouw
Utrecht
Mon 8 Mar in Louis Hartlooper complex
Alkmaar
Tue 9 Mar at 19:00 in Filmhuis Alkmaar
Apeldoorn
Tue 9 Mar at 20:00 in Gigant
Hilversum
Tue 9 Mar at 20:15 in Filmtheater Hilversum
Groningen
Tue 9 Mar at 20:30 in Vera Zienema*
Amsterdam
Wed 10 Mar at 19:30 in Kriterion*
Nijmegen
Wed 10 Mar at 19:30 in LUX
Den Haag
Sun 14 Mar at 15:00 in Filmhuis Den Haag*
Maastricht
Mon 15 Mar at 19:30 in Lumière*
Wageningen
Tue 16 Mar at 20:00 in Movie W*
Delft
Thu 18 Mar at 19:30 in Lumen
Deventer
Mon 22 Mar at 20:00 in Mimik
Arnhem
Wed 24 Mar at 19:00 in Focus Filmtheater
Middelburg
in Cinema Middelburg*