Moffie - A film review, showing at Spazju Kreattiv
Fearful passion, a forbidden love at war, ‘Moffie’
To be called a ‘Moffie’: A derogatory term for a homosexual man. Someone who is seen as being weak and effeminate. Illegal.
‘Moffie’ is set in 1981 South Africa, following the footsteps of a gay white teenager who must complete his compulsory military service with the South African Defence Force. The main protagonist knows he is different and must therefore not reveal his sexual identity, in such a homophobic culture. He finds himself in immediate danger as he develops a passionate and intimate relationship with another recruit.
A beautifully cinematographed queer war movie, which will make you feel all types of emotions, ‘Moffie’ is surely not to be missed and will certainly not disappoint.
“As someone who served as an officer in the SADF on the Angolan border in 1979 and 1981, I cannot recommend this movie highly enough. A brilliant and harrowing depiction of the futile border war.”- Atholl Hay (Youtube Comment)
“It's often tough to watch, but that harshness is mitigated by moments of aching tenderness and desire.”- David Rooney, Hollywood reporter (Rotten tomatoes)
“Moffie is a bleak but necessary reminder that we still have so far to go before everyone is allowed to love who they love without living in fear.”- Hannah Woodhead (Rotten tomatoes)
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta
Dates & Times:
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 7.30pm
Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 7.30pm
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 7.30pm
Tuesday , September 8, 2020- - 7.30pm
Friday, September 11, 2020- 7.30pm
Sunday, September 13, 2020- 7.30pm
Saturday, September 19, 2020- 7.30pm
More information regarding the event and Covid-19 regulations can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/293372668551625/