Much Ado About Dying15

Directed by Simon Chambers | UK | 2022 | 1h 24m

When filmmaker Simon Chambers receives a call from his eccentric retired actor uncle, claiming to be at death’s door, he rushes to his side, only to discover that the situation isn’t quite as dire as he thought. While his health is faltering, his anarchic spirit remains unbreakable. As Simon assists him in organizing his estate and untangling some of the mess he’s found himself in, an uplifting story emerges, illustrating the best approach to facing life’s end. This unfiltered and good-humored documentary delves into the emotional challenges of caregiving and explores the concept of a “good death.”

Reviews

‘I can think of few documentaries that are more honest, self-scrutinising and revelatory about ageing, familial love and its limits, and the whole tragicomic process of dying.’
★★★★
Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

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