It's Christmastime and eighty-year-old Mantoa is waiting in her small village in Lesotho for her only relative to return, a son working in a coal mine in South Africa. The news of his death erects a wall between her and reality. "The old and the new. Birth and death. An almost-ecclesiastical reverence for the earth ”. The words of self-taught filmmaker Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese moves along a film that makes each shot into a ceremony, a tribute, a bridge to the mysterious, the collective, the immanent. What is the meaning of life when life no longer has meaning?
-Sundance - Special Jury Award for Visionary Filmmaking Winner - 2020
-IFFR - 2020 -Göteborg IFF - 2020-Portland IFF - Grand Jury Prize Winner - 2020
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 the Biennale College Cinema with his feature film ‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection’, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival 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).