Mother I Am Suffocating. This is My Last Film About You.
Presented in partnership with Goethe Pop Up Houston
with Director Jeremiah Lemohang Mosese
Presented in partnership with Goethe Pop Up Houston. With a live virtual Q&A with Director Jeremiah Lemohang Mosese and Writer/Critic Michael Sicinski on November 16th at 12pm CST.
Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s farewell to his homeland, Lesotho in Southern Africa, is a lyrical and visual poem that invites the viewers to become closely familiar with the harsh social and economic reality of the Dark Continent. Using a series of transitions and black and white close-ups, Mosese oscillates between these hardships and his childhood memories, the memories of an entire generation. He creates a profoundly intimate portrayal of life in the city streets, the simple village craftsmen, and their way of life. In the background, he bids a frank, final farewell to his mother—the woman and the land. His farewell is a mix of love and rage, suffocation and liberation, feelings experienced by anyone who leaves their homeland, both physically and mentally.
This film can be viewed across North America.
|Country, Year||Lesotho, 2019|
|Director||Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese|
|Writer||Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese|
|Cast||Thato Khobotle. Mercy Koetle. Napo Kalebe. Molibeli Mokake. Pheku keeper Lisema. Disko Monaheng. Chris Mosalemane. Teboho Mochao|
|Producer||Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese|
|Runtime||76 MINS, SECS|
Jeremiah Lemohang Mosese
A left self filmmaker, Jeremiah Lemohang Mosese’s prolific work has been largely inspired by the country he grew up in, Lesotho. His shorts, Mosonngoa and Behemoth, or The Game of God, screened at numerous international festivals to much acclaim, winning several awards on the circuit.
His feature film Mother, I am suffocating, This is my last film about you was selected for Final Cut in Venice in 2018, and won six awards. It will premiere at the Berlinale Forum 2019.
Mosese was one of three filmmakers selected for Biennale Cinema College 2018/19 with his next feature film This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection. He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents (2011), Focus Features Africa First (2012) and Realness Pan African Screenwriting Residency (2017). Mosese currently resides between Berlin, South African and Lesotho.