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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