Almost Heaven

Directed by Carol Salter

Almost Heaven tells the story of Ying Ling, an ambitious 17 year-old girl far from home, struggling to overcome her sense of displacement, alienation and fears of death as she trains to become a funeral director in one of China’s largest funeral homes. The film is confidently quiet in its telling of this intimate, tender and life-affirming portrait of a young woman on the cusp of adulthood.

Languages:
Mandarin

Subtitles:
Full English

Duration:
72 minutes

Country of origin:
Great Britain

Year of production:
2017