MOTHER, I AM SUFFOCATING. THIS IS MY LAST FILM ABOUT YOU
Dir: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Scr: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
Cast: Thato Khobotle, Mercy Koetle, Napo Kalebe, Molibeli Mokake, Pheku keeper Lisema, Disko Monaheng, Chris Mosalemane, Teboho Mochao, Sivan Ben Yishai
Lesotho, Germany, Qatar | 2019 | 87’ | Exp Doc
O.V. English, with Spanish subtitles
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 only 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 symbolic social-political voyage of a society, spiralling between religion, identity and collective memory.
A clear and powerful voice through captivating and expressive black-and-white photography.
2019: Berlinale Forum, Las Palmas IFF, FCAT