This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection

117 mins
8.8 / 10 (705)


Amongst the mountains of Lesotho, an 80-year-old widow winds up her affairs and makes arrangements for her burial. But when her village is threatened with resettlement due to the construction of a reservoir, she finds a new will to live and ignites a spirit of resistance within her community.

MUBI's take

Every frame of Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s poetic, incantatory work pulsates with mythical power, dazzling colours, and arresting imagery. The fierce defiance of an elderly woman drives this story of displacement and imperialism, a Jury Award winner in Sundance and a first in Lesotho’s film history.

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