Following the global call for social distancing to slow down the spread of Covid-19, and now the countrywide lockdown, production companies worldwide have sought alternative means to distribute recently released and upcoming films – so too the team behind Moffie.
A few weeks ago, the film’s producer, Eric Abraham, as well as director Oliver Hermanus, started a process of creating a Plan B as an alternative means for people to watch the critically acclaimed film at home.
Starting today, MOFFIE, the story of a young conscript who battles to survive compulsory military service in apartheid-South Africa while coming to terms with his sexual orientation, will be available to stream online.
According to Hermanus, Abraham suggested a back-up plan for the film’s release and distribution well before the spread of the virus started to pick up speed and South Africa’s first case was reported. “We really want you all to see Moffie, and over the last few weeks set up a system to bring our film to the safety of your home,” says Hermanus. “You may be stuck indoors, so hopefully we can keep you entertained.”
Since its South African release the film has been a major critical success, receiving five-star reviews from major publications nationwide.
How much will it cost and how do I watch it?
R150 for a 24-hour ticket You can watch the film once from start to finish. You are welcome to pause the film at any time during this 24 hour period, but if you navigate away from the current viewing, your session will be lost, so do not close your browser or reload the page! The film is 103 minutes long and you can find the film at the bottom of this page.
We recommend watching this film on a desktop or tablet device and not on a phone.
Visit www.moffiefilm.com/stream to stream the film now.