Mignon "Mossie" van Wyk

Written by Joy Dembo on . Posted in 2016

Mignon Mossie van Wyk is a sweet, poignant SA Movie

Based on a true story, the movie is narrated by Mignon van Wyk’s younger sister, Luna (played by Kiara Fourie).

Mignon (Played by Tanika Fourie) and Luna’s mom is dying of cancer, and their father, Johan (played by Paul du Toit) is not coping very well. It’s hard on the two little girls too, watching their mom die.

Adriaan Prinsloo (Played by Deanre Reiners) has been Mignon’s best friend since they were little kids. Wherever Mignon is, Adriaan isn’t far behind.


Mignon has a love of birds, and one day she and Adriaan bury, and have a “funeral service” for a dead mossie, hence her nickname “Mossie”.

As they grow up, and finally get to Matric, Mignon and Adriaan’s friendship endures, but Adriaan is in love with Mignon, and doesn’t have the confidence to tell her. Meanwhile Mignon has fallen for Leon Rousseau (played by Devon Hofmeyr), a big burly, rough around the edges rugby player, who has very little respect for women. But Mignon is blind to his faults, and ends up having to learn a very hard lesson.

Mignon still cheers Adriaan on at Athletics practice, as he tries to improve his time, and remains his biggest supporter.

As the story unfolds, you will laugh, you will cry and you will be left to ponder the life lessons that teenagers have to learn.

I really loved this movie and urge you to go and see it! Whilst it is a bit of a “tear jerker” and a “chick flick”, young and old, male and female alike will enjoy this film.

Directed by Darrell Roodt and produced by Christianne Bennetto, Andre and Samuel Frauenstein and Dries Maree, the movie has Afrikaans dialogue, with easy to follow English sub-titles, and releases at theatres countrywide on 06 May.

The movie is classified PG 10 - 12.


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