30.09. - 09.10.2021

This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection Lesotho, Italy, South Africa 2019 | 120 min | OV with German & French subs | Colour | FF 2020

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

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).

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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.
Original title: This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Sesotho
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German & French subs
Director: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Screenplay: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Cast: Mary Twala Mlongo, Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha, Makhaola Ndebele, Tseko Monaheng, Siphiwe Nzima
Producer: Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro
Director of Photography: Pierre de Villiers
Music: Yu Miyashita
Production Design: Leila Walter
Editor: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Costume design: Nao Serati
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: trigon-film
World Sales: Memento Films International
Production: Urucu Media
Contact: Stefanie Rusterholz, trigon-film:


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