The opening of the Durban Film Festival with the film Mary Twala
Two months after her death, veteran actress Mary Twala will another time illuminate screens.
This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection, one among the star’s last projects before her death, was in the week announced because of the opening film at the upcoming Durban festival.
The film’s organizers said they were excited to bring the film home after it had been featured at several international festivals, including the Venice International Festival, International Festival Rotterdam, and therefore the World Cinema Dramatic competition of the 36th Sundance festival.
The Durban Festival runs from September 10 to twenty.
This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection tells the story of an 80-year-old widow Mantra (played by Mary), who leads a resistance movement after her village is met with forced resettlement.
It was filmed last year in April and should within the remote mountains of Lesotho.
Director Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese told Sowetan last month that Mary endured harsh weather on set and “was often carried by crew members or was taken to locations on horseback”
“Now that she has passed on, I desire she is carrying us through this life,” he added.