- The last film that late actress Mary Twala appeared in is expected to open in cinemas across Mzansi in May
- Somizi's mother had to be carried by crew members when the movie was filmed in the remote mountains of Lesotho
- The late icon's final film has won a couple of international awards and has also been screened at international film festivals
Somizi'z mother Mary Twala might be gone but Mzansi will forever get to see her work on their televisions and cinemas.
The late icon's final film is expected to hit Mzansi cinemas in May. This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection is the last movie the actress took part in before she passed away last year.
The movie shot in the remote mountains of Lesotho was directed by filmmaker Lemohang Jeremiah Moses. It has been screened at different international film festivals across the globe and has bagged a couple of international awards.
The fans of the legendary thespian will get a chance to see her take on a leading role in the film when it finally opens next month. The late talented actress had acted in many big Mzansi TV and film productions when she was still alive.
The 41st Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) opened with the late legendary thespian as the leading actress in the film This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, DIFF went virtual from 10 to 20 September 2020. Local and international films were screened at the festival. The film starring Mary was directed by Lemogang Jeremiah Mosese.
It had already been screened at Venice, Sundance and Rotterdam. Mosese told Sowetan that Mary endured harsh weather conditions on set. He said she "was often carried by crew members or was taken to locations on horseback".
Mary was also featured in Beyoncé's hit visual album Black Is King. Mary played Rafiki in the project. One of the film's director's paid tribute to her in a moving Twitter post. He wrote:
"In memorial of South African legend, Mary Twala, who passed away a few weeks ago. This might have been her last film role. (It) was a blessing to direct her as our Rafiki in Black Is King. The ancestors never left you. Rest in peace."
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