Skip links

Toxic masculinity & the trauma of South Africa’s past

Moffie, which Variety has described as Oliver Hermanus’ ‘masterpiece’, is based on the memoir of the same name by Andre-Carl van der Merwe, with screenplay by Hermanus and Jack Sidey. Set in 1981 in apartheid South Africa, against the backdrop of the conflict on the southern Angolan border, the film tells the story of Nicholas Van der Swart, a closeted young South African who must complete two years of compulsory military service to defend the apartheid regime. Take a look at the trailer:

To read the full article on Moffie, and to keep up-to-date with the latest arts and culture news in South Africa, purchase the November 2019 issue of Creative Feel. You can also subscribe to our monthly magazine from only R180.00 to R365.00 per year! SUBSCRIBE HERE!

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.