This is not a burial

This is not a burial

Original Name: This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection
English Name: This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection
Year: 2020
Run Time: 120 min
Language: Southern Sotho
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Lesotho | South Africa | Italy
Director: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Producer: Cait Pansegrouw, Elias Ribeiro
Cast: Mary Twala Mlongo, Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha, Makhaola Ndebele, Tseko Monaheng, Siphiwe Nzima-Ntskhe, Thabiso Makoto, Thabo Letsie, Silas Monyatse.
Screenplay: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Cinematographer: Pierre de Villiers
Editor: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Sound Designer: Pressure Cooker Studios
Music Composer: Yu Miyashita
Costume Designer: Nao Serati
Production Designer:Leila Walterr
Production Company: Urucu Media
World Sales: Memento Films International
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Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2019 Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You.

Director’s Biography:

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese is 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 IFF in 2019. Mosese is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talents (2011), Focus Features Africa First (2012), Realness African Screenwriting Residency (2017) and Cinefondation’s L’Atelier (2019).


Amongst the pythonic mountains of land-locked Lesotho, 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.