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Best funerals of the World

Original title: Die besten Beerdigungen der Welt
German title: Die besten Beerdigungen der Welt
Germany, 2009, 19 min.

Director: Ute Wegmann
Production company:
Ute Wegmann
Darmstädter Str. 15
D-50678 Köln
Germany
utewegmann@aol.com
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Age recommendation: 5 years and up
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
Three children (9/8/5)look for dead animals and find a nice place to bury them. One moment when they have nothing to do, Ester takes some fishes from the fridge. The whole day they bury a bumble-bee, a mouse,a hamster, snails. But at the end of the day they are really tired. In this moment a blackbird crashes in the window, and they gave her the best funeral in the whole world. But then finally they decide to play another game the next day, because it is to hard work.
Ester organizes everything, Ulf writes wonderful poems -“Little fish in a dish. Life is not always what you wish”- and Putte thinks and asks a lot about death and life.
A funny and extraordinary story about the childrens view on death.

Comments:
Based on the children’s book of the same title written by Ulf Nilsson und Eva Eriksson

Festivals:
Schulkinowochen Bayern 2010
Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival, Germany 2010
Cellul’art Jena, Germany 2010
Neiße Kurzfilmfest, Germany 2010
Kinderfilmfest Düsseldorf, Germany 2010
Emmentaler Filmtage 2010
24th International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults in Teheran 2010
Rheinisches Lesefest Käpt’n Book Bonn 2010
7th International Filmfestival Tamil Nadu, Indien (audience award)
Fünfseenfestival 2009
Cinepänz Unlimited Cologne 2009
Soundtrack Cologne 2009

Website: Website

Video: Trailer

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