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Critics reviews
This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese Lesotho, 2019
Similarly to Linguère Ramatou, in Mambéty’s Hyènes (1992), Mosese’s Mantoa is an extraordinary woman whose angry refusal to bow down to fate haunts you long after you’ve seen it.
January 30, 2020
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By all accounts, This is Not a Burial is an accomplished film. Every technical aspect is considered, especially with Mosese serving as his own editor, conveying the story of an 80-year-old widow, Mantoa, who fights for the right of her fellow villagers to remain in their homes in the face of a massive eviction.
January 28, 2020
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Here’s the one film that stakes its hopes against all hopes on the common people, the masses. At least one film dared to believe that we can actually change something, that we’re not doomed, not dust in the wind’s of history, not clowns. Just citizens.
November 18, 2019
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