Scene from the film Dying for Beginners
Scene from the film Dying for Beginners
Scene from the film Dying for Beginners
Scene from the film Dying for Beginners
Scene from the film Dying for Beginners

Dying for Beginners

  • Czech Republic
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The joint title Dying for beginners brings together two short films that the directors shot together “in hospices, maternity wards, trains, and elsewhere.” They are based on interviews with the same protagonists and about similar subjects, but always as seen from a different angle. The first film, Marek Bouda’s The key of silence explores music and its relationship to old age and death. For instance, it asks what music we can hear in heaven or what music to play after our passing. In Dying for beginners, Bára Kopecká looks at the taboo subject of death in crematoria, among the dying, or in the maternity ward.

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  • Original title
    Umírání pro začátečníky
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Bára Kopecká, Marek Bouda
  • DOP
    Marek Bouda
  • Editing
    Nicole Hálová
  • Sound
    Bára Kopecká, Jaroslav Fryš
  • Duration
    58 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Produkce Bára Kopecká
      • Czech Republic
  • Festivals
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