Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

With a poet’s eye for place, light, and the spiritual dimensions of everyday existence, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese crafts a meditation on the concept of homeland and a transcendent elegy for what is lost in the name of progress. Grieving and alone following the deaths of her husband and children, elderly Mantoa (Mary Twala Mhlongo, in a soul-shaking end-of-life performance) prepares for her own death and to be buried alongside her ancestors. When plans for a new dam near her village in the landlocked kingdom of Lesotho threaten to literally wash away all she holds dear, Mantoa takes a last stand, mobilizing her neighbors to fight for their land and their way of life. The experience of watching Mosese’s visionary, much-lauded This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection is as timeless and elemental as the land itself.

Film Info

  • Lesotho, South Africa, Italy
  • 2019
  • 122 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.40:1
  • Sesotho
  • Spine #1169

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 2K digital master, approved by director Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • New audio commentary featuring Mosese and producer Cait Pansegrouw
  • Mosese’s short films Mosonngoa (2014) and Behemoth: or The Game of God (2016), along with his 2019 essay film Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You., with a new introduction by Mosese
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by novelist and playwright Zakes Mda

    New cover by Nessim Higson

Purchase Options

Coming soon, available Jan 24, 2023

DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 2K digital master, approved by director Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
  • New audio commentary featuring Mosese and producer Cait Pansegrouw
  • Mosese’s short films Mosonngoa (2014) and Behemoth: or The Game of God (2016), along with his 2019 essay film Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You., with a new introduction by Mosese
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by novelist and playwright Zakes Mda

    New cover by Nessim Higson
This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
Cast
Mary Twala Mhlongo
Mantoa
Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha
Lesiba Player
Makhaola Ndebele
Pastor
Tseko Monaheng
Chief
Siphiwe Nzima
Pono
Credits
Director
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Written by
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Edited by
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Produced by
Cait Pansegrouw
Produced by
Elias Ribeiro
Coproduced by
Daniel Caleb
Coproduced by
James Matthes
Coproduced by
Bongiwe Selane
Cinematography by
Pierre De Villiers
Production design by
Leila Walter
Costume design by
Nao Serati
Sound by
Pressure Cooker Studios
Music by
Yu Miyashita