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by Carol Salter


Far from home, 17-year-old Ying Ling practices for her examination to become a mortician at one of China’s largest funeral homes. In addition to frequent qualms and farewell ceremonies, the everyday routine of this unusual occupation also serves up both humorous and life affirming moments. Carol Salter’s debut outing is an empathetic documentary portrait touching on fears, friendship and coming of age amidst ghosts and the dearly departed.

international title: Almost Heaven
original title: Almost Heaven
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Rock Salk Films
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Carol Salter
film run: 80'
screenplay: Carol Salter
cinematography by: Carol Salter
film editing: Cinzia Baldessari
music: Terence Dunn
production: Rock Salt Films
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