Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven
Carol Salter
UK | 2017 | 72 min.


Category: Beyond the Horizon

Language: Mandarin (Chinese)

Subtitles: Czech, English

A deeply personal documentary set against the unusual backdrop of a Chinese funeral home that follows the story of Ying, a teenager for whom this place represents a first job, friendship, and also boredom.

Ying Ling is only 17 years old and works in one of China's largest funeral homes, where she and her peers learn the precise work of washing the dead and arranging the funeral ceremony. Early years of life intermingle with the end of life and the painful emotions of relatives. Ying, however, remains a teenage girl with all the joys and sorrows this brings. She takes time to play video games, experiences her first love, but also a painful separation from her parents and a fear of ghosts. Can these different worlds merge into one?

Carol Salter

Filmography
2017 - Almost Heaven
2011 - Unearthing the Pen
2009 - Mayomi

Sales

Nevena Milasinovic
Taskovski Films Ltd.
e-mail: submissions@taskovskifilms.com

Projection

07. 03. 20:30 Municipal Library - Large Hall Czech premiere Discussion Tickets
08. 03. 18:15 Svetozor - Small Hall Discussion Tickets
11. 03. 22:00 Atlas - Small Hall Tickets

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