Back of the Moon (2019)Watch full movie
Back of the Moon is set in 1958, on the eve of the forced removals in Sophiatown. Gang leader and intellectual Badman (SAFTA nominee Richard Lukunku from Happiness Is a Four-Letter Word), who was planning to fight the police to the death to save his community. Then he meets the gorgeous Eve Msomi (Moneoa Moshesh from Rhythm City), a torch-singer on the brink of an international career, and finds that facing death becomes a whole lot harder when you have something to live for.
Named Best South African Feature film at the 2019 Durban International Film Festival, Back of the Moon is directed and co-written by Oscar nominee Angus Gibson (Mandela, 28UP South Africa), produced by The Bomb Shelter (Yizo Yizo), and exec produced by William Kentridge and Anant Singh. The film won a 2020 SAFTA for Costume Design and was nominated for a further three, for Editing, Score, and Production Design.
SAFTA winners S’dumo Mtshali (Is’thunzi, IsiBaya, iNumber Number), Thomas Gumede (Single Guys, Bay of Plenty), and Siyabonga Thwala (Isibaya, The Republic, Intersexions) co-star.