*Wednesday 4 November | 18:00 | Rich Mix, Screen 1
Dir. Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Lesotho, South Africa, Italy 2019. 120 mins.
Southern Sotho with English subtitles.
Amongst the pythonic mountains of land-locked Lesotho, an 80-year-old widow winds up her earthly affairs, makes arrangements for her burial and prepares to die. But when her village is threatened with forced resettlement due to the construction of a reservoir, she finds a new will to live and ignites a collective spirit of defiance within her community. In the final dramatic moments of her life, Mantoa’s legend is forged and made eternal.
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
A self-taught filmmaker and visual artist from Lesotho, based in Berlin. His film ‘Mother, I am Suffocating. This is My Last Film About You’, was selected for Final Cut in Venice in 2018, where it won six awards. It premiered in the Berlinale Forum in 2019. Mosese was one of three filmmakers selected for Biennale College Cinema with his feature film ‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection’, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 2019.