This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

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Finding a new will to live, an 80-year-old widow in Lesotho ignites a fighting spirit within her small village—one being threatened with forced resettlement due to reservoir construction. Written and directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese who won the Visionary Filmmaking award at Sundance 2020.

2019120 minsSouth Africa, Italy, Lesotho
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection | Reviews

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Offers a vivid, beautifully crafted reflection on identity, community and the tension between respecting age-old traditions and accepting the seemingly unstoppable march of progress.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese's mise-en-scène and camerawork are breathtaking.

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Variety

Variety

This arresting third feature from Lesotho-born writer-director Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese is as classical in theme as it is adventurous in presentation.

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The Age

The Age

Mosese knows the score, and if you want to see what today's model of cutting-edge cinema looks like, you could do far worse.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This is a severe, uncompromising film...

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Mhlongo has died, at the age of eighty, since the movie was made. Let it stand as her memorial.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Lesotho-born director Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese shoots his film as a kind of living legend, with a mix of warm-hued tableaus and hillside portraits in defiance.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

This Is Not A Burial's final moments depict a stirring act of defiance and a startling shift in perspective...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It's hard to imagine what "This Is Not a Burial" would be, however, without the striking presence of veteran Soweto-born actress Twala Mhlongo...

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A radical international breakthrough for Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese...

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Vulture

Vulture

Would be an exceptional film under any circumstances, but it has a special power at this particular moment.

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Paste

Paste

Mokofeng is one of Mosese's two constants alongside Mhlongo, who provides This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection with its steady, stoic heart.

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