In the mountains of Lesotho, an 80-year-old widow awaits her son’s return, only to learn of his demise. Yearning for her own death after the loss of her last remaining family member, she puts her affairs in order and makes arrangements to be buried in the local cemetery. Her careful plans are abruptly upset by the news that provincial officials intend to resettle the village, flood the entire area, and build a dam for a reservoir. (Sundance)

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OT: This is not a Burial, it’s a Resurrection
Director: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Screenplay: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Country: Lesotho, South Africa, Italy
Production: Uruca Media, La Biennale di Venezia
Cast: Mary Twala Mlongo, Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha, Makhaola Ndebele, Tseko Monaheng
Length: 120 min.
Language: Sesotho OV / German subtitles
German rights: Trigon
Festivals: Venice, Sundance, Rotterdam, Gotheburg, Cartagena, Taipeh, Reykjavik, Moscow, Hamptons etc.
Awards: More than 20 awards worldwide, including Sundance, Durban, Guanajuato, Haifa, Hong Kong and Montréal

“This is not a Burial, it’s a Resurrection” is Lesoto’s 2021 Oscar® Entry (“Best International Feature Film”).