25 January 2022
This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection (2020)
The late, legendary Mary Twala (Black Is King) stars in This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection as a widow in Lesotho who rediscovers her lust for life when her village is threatened by the construction of a reservoir.
Winner of 20 international awards, including the Visionary Filmmaking Prize at Sundance 2020 for director Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese and Best Cinematography at FESPACO 2021 for Pierre de Villiers, This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection is #5 on Metacritic’s list of the best-reviewed films of 2021, with a 91% critics rating.
Produced by Urucu (The Wound), Vulture called it “the first masterpiece of 2021… I recommend seeing it more than once: luckily, it’s so gorgeous and spellbinding that it invites repeat viewings.”