Bengaluru International Film Festival - BIFFES

Synopsis

Amongst the pythonic mountains of land-locked Lesotho, an 80-year-old widow winds up her earthly affairs, makes arrangements for her burial and prepares to die. But when her village is threatened with forced resettlement due to the construction of a reservoir, she finds a new will to live and ignites a collective spirit of defiance within her community. In the final dramatic moments of her life, Mantoa’s legend is forged and made eternal.

Film Festivals

Sundance 2020 Special Jury Prize for Visionary Filmmaking | Taipei International Film Festival 2020 Grand Jury Prize | Haifa International Film Festival 2020 Carmel Competition Winner

Academy Awards 2021 Lesothos nomination for the Oscar