Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Seven Days in Heaven (2010)

Seven Days in Heaven (2010)

October 20th, 7:00PM in Garland 104 (2441 E. Hartford)

After the death of their father, a group of his adult children come back to their home village for the seven day death ritual. During the week that follows, relationships of the different characters are explored through flashbacks in a journey of grief and human relationships that is sometimes amusing, sometime heartrending but always compelling.

This very personal film has silently been making its way through film festivals for about a year now. One reason for this is the relatively low profile of the films two directors and principal stars. But where it may lack the shadow of established international careers, it does have the strength of its concise vision. Mixing harsh emotion with sly comedy, it is a film that hopefully will become increasingly well known in the future.

Taiwan, Directors Wang Yu-lin and Essay Liu, Cast Wang Li-Wen, Wu Peng-Fong, Tai Bo, Chen Chia-Hsiang and Chen Tai-Hua, 94 minutes, in Mandarin with English subtitles

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