Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You.

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    Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You.

    Directed by

    Germany, Lesotho

    2019

    76 min

    • English

    Drama

    The wastelands and crowded streets of an African country are traversed by a woman bearing a wooden cross on her back. She is followed by sellers, beggars and passerbys, outraged voices, pity and curious glances. Parallel to her, among a herd of sheep, a lamb toddles its way from the far away mountains into the heart of the city, just to find itself dangling, skinned and headless, on a butcher’s shoulder. In the meantime, under the scorching sun, in a roofless house, a woman is persistently knitting a garment, unwinding a thread coiled over her son’s face. Mother, I am suffocating. This is my last film about you is a symbolicridden social-political voyage of a society in spiral between religion, identity and collective memory. “I saw in you what they saw, mother. You deserve your war”.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Thato Khobotle
    Mercy Koetle
    Napo Kalebe
    Molibeli Mokake
    Pheku Lisema
    Screenplay
    Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
    Cinematography
    Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
    Production
    MOKOARI COLLECTIVE
    Sales
    STRAY DOGS
    Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

    Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

    Lesotho

    Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese is a writer, director and cinematographer from Lesotho in South Africa. He is known for FOR THOSE WHOSE GOD IS DEAD (2013) and MOSONNGOA (2014). MOTHER, I AM SUFFOCATING. THIS IS MY LAST FILM ABOUT YOU. (2019) is his first feature-length film and premiered in the Berlinale Forum programme.