TUE 17 NOV 19.00 OPENING
Lemohang Jeremiah Moses
Lesotho 2019 | Original version with subtitles (German) | 120 min
Q & A Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese and Toby Ashraf
Christmas in the Lesothic mountain village of Nasaretha: After the single 80-year-old Mantoa learns that her last surviving son died in a mine accident in neighboring South Africa, she has only one wish left – to die and be buried together with her son. But plans for her peaceful demise are thwarted when she learns of a dam project that will bury her village and cemetery under a reservoir. Mantoa decides to defend the spiritual heritage of her community… The visually stunning drama was awarded with the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Festival, among other festivals.
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese is a filmmaker and artist from Lesotho and currently based in Berlin. He works as author, director and cameraman. His award-winning short films and video art works have been presented internationally. Moses’ feature film essay Mother, I am Suffocating. This is My Last Film About You. celebrated its premiere at the Berlinale in 2019. Mosese is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents (2012) and participant of the “Focus Features Africa First”, the “Realness Screenwriter’s Residency”, the “Final Cut Venice” and “Venice Biennale Cinema College” and “Cannes L’Atelier”.