Winner of the Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards and a double nominee at the Berlin Film Festival, Almost Heaven follows 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 mortician in one of China’s largest funeral homes. An intimate, tender and life-affirming portrait of a young woman on the cusp of adulthood.
Director: Carol Salter
Director of photography: Carol Salter
Sound Designer: Raoul Brand, Music: Terence Dunn
Editors: Cinzia Baldessari, Hoping Chen, Rodrigo Saquel