THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION
Narrative Feature | 119 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2020
on Virtual Cinema
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Directed by
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Produced by
Cait Pansegrouw
Elias Ribeiro

Written by
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Featuring
Mary Twala Mhlongo
Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makheta
Makhaola Ndebele
Tseko Monaheng
Siphiwe Nzima


East Coast Premiere

2019 | Sesotho | Lesotho/South Africa/Italy

In his arresting and unforgettable fiction debut, writer-director Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese crafts a beguiling parable of displacement and resilience. In a small village nestled among the imposing mountains of land-locked Lesotho, octogenarian Mantoa (Mary Twala Mhlongo) prepares for her death, longing to be buried in the centuries-old cemetery with the rest of her departed family and ancestors. As she is making arrangements for her burial, she learns that the community is soon to be forcibly resettled in order to make way for a reservoir, and their entire village, history and traditions will disappear under water. Dreamlike and hypnotic, the film is an expressionistic elegy for things lost, and for memory itself.

Available in the Virtual Cinema:
October 9 (10am ET) through midnight on October 16

You must finish watching by midnight on Friday.

Note: This film may be viewed from anywhere in the United States.