Mignon “Mossie” van Wyk – Review & Interview

A young girl caught in a love triangle tries to cope with the anxiety of being a teenager in a world of promise, happiness, family & friendship.


Review by Tashneem

I had my doubts when I fearlessly walked into unknown territory, choosing to attend the screening of an Afrikaans ‘fliek’ called Mignon “Mossie” Van Wyk. A newbie to Afrikaans cinema, I was blown away by the amazing narrative, stellar performances (by such a young cast) and the emotionally charming story-line.

I’ve now dubbed Mignon “Mossie” van Wyk the official Indie styled Afrikaans film, many South Africans have been waiting for. It contains elements reminiscent of classic romantic tales with the thought-provoking narration setting a tone for beautiful imagery and, simultaneously, a sweet yet jarring plot. What stands out the most in the movie is the brilliant and mesmerizing music! Local tunes that capture the eyes and heart of the audience, and cements the fact we have unbelievable musical talent and that local is ‘lekker’.

The outstanding performances by the youthful protagonists are electrifying, as the chemistry between them is anything, but subtle. I was left very confused as I experienced so many mixed emotions in such a short period and had to fight to hold back my tears.

I had the opportunity to interview the two leads played by the delightful Tanika Fourie and charismatic Deanre Reiners. I just loved their down to earth nature and progressive way of thinking. I left the interview with surprise hugs, even as a hater of personal space invaders (PSI), I could not deny the embrace. Since both these actors are just too likeable, charming and affable to resist. Keep your eyes on these two; the future only holds greatness ahead.

This is a must watch movie that hits theatres today. If this is what the future holds for Afrikaans films, then this isn’t the last time I’ll be visiting the cinema to indulge in these ‘flieke’. Well-deserving of 8/10




Left: Deanre Reiners                                     Right: Tanika Fourie

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  1. I LOVE foreign language film but I have to admit I’ve never watched a movie from South Africa. The trailer looks fascinating, and it’d be interesting for me see how much Afrikaans I’d understand being Dutch. Thanks for introducing me to this. Are you currently sharing your writing on any other movie/tv platforms?

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    • Hi there,

      Thank you very much for your response. We are a group of 7 people, mix of men and women based in South Africa.

      We post our reviews on Facebook & Twitter, otherwise we only do all our write ups on WordPress. If you want to get in contact with the person who wrote the post and did the interview, I am happy to assist.

      Darren J – “The Chairman”


      • Hi Darren, thanks for clarifying. If you’d be interested, I’d love to introduce you guys to Moviepilot and Creators. Feel free to shoot me an e-mail if you’d be keen to find out more. You can fin my contact details on my About page.

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  2. I'm a bit dramatic when something I've planned doesn't go right. My heart dropped when the car didn't start and when the tow truck guy asked to try the key…I KNEW he would make it work! I'm sure he enjoyed telling the story too! I was so relieved when everything turned out fine!~Carla


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