THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION

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Series:New Release Films
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:117 minutes
Director:Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Year Released:2019
Production Country:Lesotho
South Africa
Italy
Language:Sesotho with English subtitles

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"Breathtaking." —Slant Magazine

"Urgently intertwines magical realism in a parable of grief and resilience." —812filmreviews

"As classical in theme as it is adventurous in presentation." —Variety

Deserving comparison with the work of Pedro Costa, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Souleymane Cisse, This Is Not A Burial, It's a Resurrection marks the introduction of a major filmmaker and the final powerhouse performance of a remarkable actress. The late Mary Twala Mhlongo, recognizable from Beyonce's blockbuster musical Black Is King, gives a heartbreaking career-capping performance as Mantoa, an 80-year-old woman who has lived in a small Lesotho village for her entire life. While preparing for her own death, she receives word of an accident that has killed her only son, leaving her entirely alone, with only the respect of her community, the traditions of her ancestors, and the courage of her convictions.

 

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