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English title: Almost Heaven
Original title: Almost Heaven
German title: Almost Heaven *
Great Britain, 2017
Director: Salter, Carol
Production company: Rocksalt Films
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 80 min.
Film genre: Feature film
A tender elegy to first love, friendship and caring for the dead.
Far from home, afraid of the dark, and terrified of ghosts, seventeen year old Ying Ling is training to become a mortician in one of China’s largest funeral homes. She learns to perform Spa and beauty treatments to the dead, speaking to them softly, watched by the family members.
She forms a special friendship with a young man mortician, Jin Hau, they share the strangeness of working with the dead together. When Jin Hau suddenly leaves the funeral home, Ying Ling is left to face the harsh realities of the job alone. Finally she resolves to change her life.
Berlin Generation 2017
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Rocksalt Films (GB)
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