01 Sept 2021 | This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (LS/ZA/IT 2019, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese)

LS/ZA/IT 2019, D: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, C: Mary Twala Mlongo, Jerry Mofokeng Wa

Mantoa, a 80 year old widow, learns that her last son has just died in a mine accident. She starts planning her funeral, preparing for her own death. But death does not come. Instead, there is news that the village shall be resettled, because the valley is threatened by a flood. Based on this setting, the film conceives a darkly sparkling parable about grief, neo-colonialism and collective resistance. Displaying traces of Brecht’s Epic theatre and aesthetics of Pedro Costa’s films, it is a defiant, otherworldly threnody you will not forget for a long time.

Wed 01 SeptUT Connewitz
8 pmregular: 6,5€ / reduced 5,5€