This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection
CAST: Mary Twala, Jerry Mofokeng, Makhaola Ndebele DIRECTOR: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM | WATCH NOW
Amongst the pythonic mountains of land-locked Lesotho, an 80 year old widow winds up her earthly affairs, makes arrangements for her burial and prepares to die.
But when her village is threatened with forced resettlement due to the construction of a reservoir, she finds a new will to live and ignites a collective spirit of defiance within her community. In the final dramatic moments of her life, Mantoa’s legend is forged and made eternal.
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As vividly and compassionately as Mosese tells her story, through a mixture of granular realism and unruly dream interludes, his film has at its heart a bigger, more searching sorrow: it's an elegy.Guy Lodge, Film of the Week
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese's mise-en-scène and camerawork are breathtaking.Diego Semerene, Slant Magazine