MEANWHILE ON EARTH

(SAMTIDIGT PÅ JORDEN) Transcendence
Director: Carl Olsson 2020 72 Minutes Ages 15+
MEANWHILE ON EARTH Sat 03 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 12:50pm 72mins Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo
MEANWHILE ON EARTH Fri 09 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 03:50pm 72mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
MEANWHILE ON EARTH Sat 10 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 04:45pm 72mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA

A gentle observational documentary, Meanwhile on Earth captures the moments when routine and ritual become one as a body transitions between death and burial.

In Sweden, the simple practicalities of interring a body after death is one of meticulous, systematic repetition. Taking us behind the professional curtain, Meanwhile on Earth captures the ordinariness of the working lives of funeral directors, hearse drivers, embalmers, musicians and others as they go about their day with pragmatism and kindness. Filmed across a range of locations, Olsson’s existential documentary eschews manufactured sensationalism for a quiet approach to death, one which invites contemplation of the bigger questions of life, death and what we leave behind.

Australian Premiere

Details

Year:2020
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:Sweden, Denmark and Estonia
Language:Swedish, with English subtitles
Director:Carl Olsson
Producer:Caroline Drab, Anne Köhncke, Ivo Felt
Script:Carl Olsson
Program strand:Transcendence
Rights:Syndicado