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This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection - The Criterion Collection

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Mary Twala Mhlongo
Director: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Plot Synopsis:

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.

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
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  • PLUS: An essay by novelist and playwright Zakes Mda

    New cover by Nessim Higson
  • Release Details
    Release Date: January 24th, 2023
    Movie Release Year: 2019
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:122 Minutes
    Specs:2K digital master, approved by director Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/AVC MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.40:1
    Audio Formats:5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack

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