Much Ado About Dying

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When filmmaker Simon Chambers cuts short a shoot in India to tend to his dying uncle, he has no idea of the journey they’re about to embark on together.
It begins with a voicemail: ‘I think I may be dying’. Chambers’ octogenarian uncle, long-retired actor David Newlyn Gale, isn’t quite at death’s door. Nevertheless, his health has deteriorated in recent years. He lives in an unsuitable flat, sustaining himself on cans of soup, keeping himself warm with a small army of electric heaters and battling a mice infestation with toothpaste. It soon becomes clear that his greatest sources of nourishment are literature and theatre. And he sees in his nephew, who is also gay, a like-minded creative soul. Between the Shakespearean monologues, Much Ado About Dying presents an intimate, occasionally funny and ultimately moving portrait of a solitary life and a quietly critical assessment of the inadequate resources available in the UK for a rapidly ageing population.

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Much Ado About Dying + Q&A
Showroom - Warner Chappell Production Music Screen 4
Q&A with director Simon Chambers. Moderated by Kerry Jones Kensah.
Much Ado About Dying + Q&A
Showroom - Bertha DocHouse Screen 3
Q&A with director Simon Chambers and CEO of Sheffield Carers Trust, Kerry Jones Kensah. Moderated by Curtis Dunn.
Much Ado About Dying (DocFest Online)
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