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This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection

OT: This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese // Lesotho, Italy, South Africa, 2019
Fiction Feature // FF2020
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The grapes of wrath: a visually stunning drama from Lesotho which poses questions about grief, ecological destruction and religion. Christmas in the mountain village of Nasaretha, Lesotho: Mantoa, an 80-year old widow is looking forward to seeing her last remaining son, who is due back from work in a South African mine. Instead, she learns of his death. Shattered, Mantoa begins to prepare for her own passing. Meanwhile, there is more disturbing news: a huge new reservoir is planned which would swallow up the village and its cemetry. The widow’s grief begins to turn to anger.


LEMOHANG JEREMIAH MOSESE (*1980) comes from Lesotho and now lives in Berlin. He won international recognition for his prize-winning film essay Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You (2019).



This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection

Fiction Feature



Lesotho, Italy, South Africa


120 min

OV with German and French subtitles

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Mary Twala Mlongo, Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha, Makhaola Ndebele, Tseko Monaheng, Siphiwe Nzima

Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro

Pierre de Villiers

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Yu Miyashita

Leila Walter

Nao Serati


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