Carol Salter / 2017 / United Kingdom / 72 mins
Mandarin spoken with English subtitles
Afraid of ghosts and far from home, 17-year-old Ying Ling is preparing for her exams at one of China’s largest funeral homes. An intimate documentary portrait offering a respectful glimpse of the fears, friendships and joys of a woman approaching adulthood.
Format available on:
DCP, DVD and QT ProRes
When available to screen from: 15th September
Please get in touch to discuss. Potential for Q&A with Director, dependent on availability.
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Why should you book it:
Almost Heaven creates opportunity to reflect and talk about death, and opens up the subject that we shy away from.
It will appeal to arthouse and documentary lovers looking for a lens to Asian culture.
Almost Heaven juxtaposes life and death, and it seems as if we’ve almost forgotten that this is also how nature presents life to us.”
Complimentary programming ideas?
Groups wanting to discuss death, such as Death cafes, death doulas, professionals such as funeral directors, aftercare organisations, humanists
Chinese communities / interest groups/ Chinese students
Youth groups in general across the UK – it was screened in Berlin, Generation 14+
Women’s groups – a female director and strong female lead contributor
Curious Doc / Art house lovers
Coming of Age