I've always liked reading obituaries, not because they are about how someone died, but because they are a little story about how a person lived. The film 'Reds" was imperfect, but had some very good moments - specifically the old men and women recounting things long past. "After Life" is a wonderful film that is about people and their memories. The filmmakers researched extensively by interviewing people, and some of those people are in the film, although there is a larger story binding the pieces together. This is a "watch instantly" selection, as are a great many of the films I write about here. More wonderful films seem to be relegated to the "watch instantly" scrapheap than I ever am able to find in the ordinary listings.
posted by - 9:44 PM
I'll look out for this film - in the meantime, you might like this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/lastword.shtml