Director: Rehana Rose
Introduction from Coffin Club, plus Q&A with the director
78 MIns / 2018 / UK

We're screening Dead Good to help mark Dying Matters Week. With special guests from Hastings' Coffin Club, and St Michael's Hospice.

“This is an unbelievably timely and important film. It is beautifully crafted, so comforting as well as moving and gives the wisdom forth so simply and compellingly. Everyone should see this.” Dame Emma Thompson

  • ★★★★“A gentle gem that demystifies death” - Total Film
  • ★★★★ “The final silhouetted montage shot is quite possibly the most beautiful thing you’ll see on a screen all year.” - The Fan Carpet
  • ★★★★ “Emotionally charged and beautifully made” - The Up Coming
  • ★★★★“Elegant and beautiful” - The Digital Fix
  • ★★★★“Encouragingly breaks the taboo of discussing death” - Film Review Daily
  • ★★★★“Beautifully crafted and sensitively shot, this is a must-see film” - The Morning Star
  • ★★★ “Leads us gently, and with obvious empathy, into surprising and enlightening areas”- The Guardian

For nearly 20 years, a small group of women in Brighton (UK) have been changing the way people look after their dead, supporting them to participate during the ritual of care after death and empowering them to create personal ceremonies that reflect the life that the deceased lived.

Robert Smith of The Cure re-recorded a new string quartet arrangement of ‘Pictures of You’ exclusively for the documentary after watching 15 minutes of material at the early stages of production.

Please note, several people died during the making of this film.