Almost Heaven

Director: 
Carol Salter
Country: 
Duration: 
75Min
Year of production: 
2017
Movies language: 
Subtitles language (s): 
In presence of the director
Belgian Première Belgian Première
Schedule: 
Thu, 29/03/2018 -
19:00 to 20:50
Location: 
Actor's Studio
Synopsis: 

Like many teenagers of her generation, Ying Ling has moved from a small village to one of China’s booming industrial cities to find work. Despite her fear of ghosts, she has taken up an apprenticeship as an undertaker at a large funeral home. As she goes about her unusual daily work routine - washing the deceased, tending to mourning relatives – she learns about love, death and loss. Above all, she learns that life always comes on top.

Bio Director: 

Carol is an award winning documentary director who specialises in telling intimate stories from around the world. A graduate of the National Film and Television School, Carol is a UK-based filmmaker with a fine art and editing background. Her previous films, including Unearthing The Pen and Mayomi, have screened internationally, winning numerous awards worldwide, including at IDFA, Edinburgh and Sheffield Doc/Fest.