OBIT

Directed by VANESSA GOULD

DIRECTOR

VANESSA GOULD

COUNTRY

USA

RUNNING TIME

96 mins

YEAR

2016

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

The title ‘Obit’ suggests a film about death. It is in fact a witty two-fold celebration of life: at first in the lives of the deceased as remembered in the obituaries of the New York Times; subsequently, in the lives of the reporters. The film follows Bruce Weber as he collects the information later to be shaped into a narrative that will cast light on a life and do justice to a ‘stilled voice’. Gould interweaves the work routine with reflections from those ‘Making a Living Handling Death’ to reveal their humour and quiet grace with a timeless craft.

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