Almost Heaven follows Ying Ling, a 17 year-old girl far from home, 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.

Winner of the Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards and a double nominee at the Berlin Film Festival.

Director: Carol Salter
Director of photography: Carol Salter
Sound Designer: Raoul Brand, Music: Terence Dunn
Editors: Cinzia Baldessari, Hoping Chen, Rodrigo Saquel

Executive Producer: Elhum Shakerifar, Hakawati
Impact Producer: Fleur Nieddu, Hakawati
Mandarin |
72 minutes | Certificate: 12A
Sales Agent: Taskovski Films

Available in the UK on BFI Player, iTunes & Amazon