A dark and poetic comedy, 7 Days in Heaven centers on one woman's experience of the death and funeral of her father. Mei, resolutely urban, makes her way back to her rural hometown, where she and her brother endure a series of arcane and elaborate funeral rites. Their frustrations are frequently pun...(Read more)
A dark and poetic comedy, 7 Days in Heaven centers on one woman's experience of the death and funeral of her father. Mei, resolutely urban, makes her way back to her rural hometown, where she and her brother endure a series of arcane and elaborate funeral rites. Their frustrations are frequently punctuated by genuine feelings of loss. Co-directors WANG Yu-Lin and Essay LIU (who also wrote the screenplay based on her prose piece of the same title) deliver a film that assumes a lighthearted approach to its otherwise severe themes of death and grief. Emotionally complex and often ironic, the film investigates the turbulent spectrum of emotions associated with the passing of a loved one and the vagaries of modern-day death with a humorous touch that is both direct and heartfelt.
DVD source：Taiwan Cinema Toolkit, Ministry of Culture, R.O.C.
|Director：||Essay LIU WANG Yu-Lin|
|Actors：||WANG Li-Wen、CHEN Cha-Shiang|
|Excluded for public screenings：||Japan, Singapore|
Ann LI, Magnifique Creative Media Production
2010 Hong Kong International Film Festival
2010 Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival, Asian Competition
2010 Vancouver International Film Festival
2010 Golden Horse Awards, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor
2010 Taipei Film Awards, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress