SA’s ‘Moffie’ opens to rave reviews as it hits UK streaming service
After its successful and much-praised digital release in South Africa, Moffie, has just been released for streaming on Curzon Home Cinema in the UK, where it has been met with an overwhelming positive critical response.
The film was the most watched film on the Curzon Home Cinema platform in its opening weekend.
The South African film received 5-star reviews in The Times and The Irish Times, and major praise in The Guardian (4 stars), The Telegraph (4 stars), Empire Magazine (4 stars) and the Financial Times.
Reviewers are calling the film “a breath-taking piece of cinema” and “horribly evocative.”
The Guardian described director Oliver Hermanus as South Africa’s “most significant auteur in several generations” and renowned writer and critic, Peter Bradshaw, chose the film as this publication’s film of the week.