The Burial | TIFF 2023 | Review by: Amanda Guarragi
What begins as a small-town story about a 75-year-old funeral home owner trying to save his family business quickly turns into a complex web of race, power, and injustice. When it comes to big corporations, it’s important to note that they have gone into the industry for the wrong reasons. What could begin as a good-hearted business decision to help the family-owned businesses turns into something worse because of greed. Most of these businessmen lose their way when they near the top and forget why they started. Director Maggie Betts explores the many layers of corporate businesses in America in The Burial through a courtroom drama starring Jamie Foxx, Jurnee Smollett and Tommy Lee Jones.