This is Not a Burial, it's a Resurrection

Country:
Italy, Lesotho
Genres:
Drama
Producer:
Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro
Language:
Sesotho
Length:
120 min
Writer:
Nadja Dumouchel, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Year:
2019

When octogenarian widow Mantoa loses the last of her children to a mining accident, she begins making arrangements to die herself, wrapping up her affairs and possessions, and seeking a local man to dig her a grave. Yet her plans for a peaceful passing are undone when a new reservoir is set to be built in her village, which will flood the cemetery. Mantoa ignites a collective spirit of defiance within the community, and her last days become much more memorable than she ever thought.

World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award at Sundance for Visionary Filmmaking

Bonus Content: A Q&A session with the director and writer Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese is available on Riff@home

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