Lemohang Jeremiah MoseseMary Twala Mhlongo, Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha, Makhaola Ndebele
Lesotho, South Africa, Italy / 2019 / Sotho / 120 minutes / Color
After learning of her son’s accidental death, an old widow ties up her worldly affairs and arranges her own funeral. Her plans are disrupted when the village must make way for the construction of a reservoir, and she rekindles her lust for life, vowing to defend the ancestral cemetery and preserve her own dignity. Returning to his home country, Mosese imbues the first feature to be filmed entirely in Lesotho with the texture of his grandmother’s story, and a lyrical sobriety about the resilience of the human spirit.