Screening in January

Moffie

Oliver Hermanus

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*
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
Nijmegen
Wed 10 Mar at 19:30 in LUX
Den Haag
Sun 14 Mar at 15:00 in Filmhuis Den Haag*
Delft
Thu 18 Mar at 19:30 in Lumen
Deventer
Mon 22 Mar at 19:00 in Mimik
Arnhem
Wed 24 Mar at 19:00 in Focus Filmtheater
Amersfoort
in De Lieve Vrouw
Amsterdam
in Kriterion*
Groningen
in Vera Zienema*
Maastricht
in Lumière*
Middelburg
in Cinema Middelburg*
Wageningen
in Movie W*